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Lunar Cargo Transportation and Landing by Soft Touchdown (Lunar CATALYST) is a NASA initiative to encourage the development of U.S. private-sector robotic lunar landers capable of successfully delivering payloads to the lunar surface using U.S. commercial launch capabilities. In September 2014, NASA entered into no-funds-exchanged Space Act Agreement (SAA) partnerships with three competitively-selected companies (Astrobotic Technology, Masten Space Systems, and Moon Express), and is providing in-kind contributions including technical expertise, access to test facilities, software, and the loaning of equipment. Although NASA is providing in-kind contributions, the landers are owned by the industry partners, and much of the technical design and development information is proprietary. General information about Lunar CATALYST is available on NASA's website (, and additional information may be obtained from the companies themselves: Astrobotic Technology, Masten Space Systems, and Moon Express.

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Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020

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Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
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