After over 50 years since the final Apollo mission, the United States is set to make another attempt to land a spacecraft on the Moon on January 25.
NASA chose to engage US companies in the CLPS program, instructing them to transport scientific experiments and technologies to the Moon several years ago.
Through the CLPS program, fixed-price contracts are granted to US companies, enabling the cost-effective transportation of scientific experiments and technologies to the Moon
The inaugural flight of the new Vulcan Centaur rocket from the ULA industrial group is set for takeoff on December 24 from Florida.
Following its launch on December 24, the probe will take a few days to reach lunar orbit. The landing attempt is scheduled for January 25, allowing for optimal light conditions.
In spring, the Japanese start-up ispace aimed to be the first private company to land on the Moon, but the mission ended in a crash. Successful Moon landings include the United States, Russia, China, and India.