Meet the Peregrine Lander, a new spacecraft vehicle set to deliver cargo to the moon in 2019. Astrobotic’s new lunar lander is designed to carry payloads for governments, companies, universities, nonprofits and individuals. Roughly the size of a compact car, it is powered by a cluster of five next-generation Aerojet Rocketdyne engines and can carry up to 260 kilograms of cargo at a rate of $1.2 million per kilogram.

There is also a DHL MoonBox service that allows people to send keepsakes to the lunar ­surface, with prices starting at $460. Peregrine will use the latest autonomous technology, ­together with accelerometers and on-board cameras, to carry out an automated landing.   

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Published: May 2017

Illustration: Michael Vestner