Astrobotic Technology, Inc., is an American private company that specializes in developing space robotics technology for lunar and planetary missions. Founded in 2007 by Carnegie Mellon professor Red Whittaker, the company was initially created with the goal of winning the Google Lunar X Prize. Astrobotic is known for its innovative approach to space exploration. The company aims to make space missions feasible and more affordable for science, exploration, and commerce.
They believe in the elegant, pragmatic use of robotics to make space accessible to the world. Their first launch of a spacecraft, the Peregrine lunar lander, is expected to take place in December 2023. Astrobotic has also received a contract from NASA to take the VIPER rover to the Moon, targeting a landing in November 2024. The company’s commitment to space research and exploration is unwavering, and it continues to push the boundaries of what is possible in space technology.
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