VIPER is a future mission to the Moon, the fourth lunar mission with the participation of Thales Alenia Space in Spain
• Thales Alenia Space confirms its expertise in planetary and deep space communications
• Thales Alenia Space: a key partner and supplier to NASA missions
Thales Alenia Space, a joint venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), has signed a contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Johnson Space Center (JSC) for the delivery of the X-Band Transceiver and X-Band Diplexer, which will ensure communications for the Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER).
A critical step to human space exploration
NASA’s lunar rover will explore the South Pole of the Moon in search for water ice and other potential resources by mean...