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Astrobotic will transport NASA’s ice-studying VIPER rover to the Moon with Griffin lunar lander in 2023

The Perseverance┬áMars rover isn’t the only new rover in NASA’s collection of robots that will explore celestial bodies in space. The slightly more aggressively named VIPER rover will be Moon-bound in 2023.

Today NASA unveiled which company has been awarded the contract to transport VIPER to the Moon using a lunar landing system: Astrobotic. The company will receive $199.5 million for the service.

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