Where next for the DHL shipments?
How about the moon? Meet the Peregrine Lander, a new spacecraft vehicle set to deliver cargo to the moon in 2021. Astrobotic’s new lunar lander is designed to carry payloads for governments, companies, universities, nonprofits and individuals. The payloads relate to resource development, scientific investigation, technology demonstration, exploration, marketing, arts and entertainment.
Roughly the size of a compact car – just a little over 6 feet (1.8 meters) tall and 8 feet (2.4 meters) wide – it is powered by a cluster of five main engines and can carry up to 200 kilograms of cargo at a rate of $1.2 million per kilogram.
In collaboration with Astrobotic, DHL will offer a MoonBox service that allows people to send keepsakes to the lunar surface, with prices starting at $460. www.astrobotic.com
Published: September 2019