SpaceX wins contracts for lunar lander, environmental satellite launches – SpaceNews
WASHINGTON SpaceX secured contracts Jan. 13 for the launches of a commercial lunar lander mission backed by NASA as well as a privately funded satellite to track methane emissions.
Intuitive Machines announced that it selected SpaceX for the launch of its IM-2 lunar lander mission on a Falcon 9 rocket no earlier than 2022. IM-2 will land in the south polar region of the moon carrying payloads arranged through the agencys Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) program in October.
The IM-2 mission…