Masten Area Systems to develop a GPS-like network for the moon

Masten Area Systems to develop a GPS-like network for the moon

Masten Space Systems, a startup that’s aiming to send out a lander to the Moon in 2023, will establish a lunar navigation and placing system not unlike GPS here in the world. Masten’s model is being established as part of a contract granted through the Air Force Lab’s AFWERX program. Once deployed, it’ll be a first-of-its-kind […] Up till this point, spacecraft heading to the Moon must carry devices onboard to assist and identify hazards with navigation. Other entities are also looking to go to the Moon., which will send out two astronauts to the Moon’s surface in 2024. Image Credits: Masten Space Systems (opens in a new window) The company already currently Phase I of the project, which involved completing finishing concept principle for the PNT beacons.