- Safi Bello
Lockheed Martin wants input on commercial payloads for Orion
Engadget -------- Lockheed Martin is building Orion for NASA's deep space missions, but the module could carry more than a human crew and the agency's payload to space. The aerospace company is gauging the public's interest in flying commercial payloads aboard the capsule -- and it has NASA's blessing to conduct the market analysis. It has even launched a new portal, where domestic and international organizations can submit their commercial payload concepts, which could be for research in various STEM fields, for art and entertainment or for collecting data, among other things. The payloads could be as small as a cubesat that can be flown inside the cabin or something so large it needs to be mounted to the capsule's exterior. To learn more click on the picture below to read the article.