Skyfire [Lockheed Martin]
SkyFire is a small lunar mission designed by Lockheed Martin to test low-cost instrumentation that could help study the lunar and Martian surfaces and survey landing sites. It was selected in 2015 by NASA's NextSTEP program.
The SkyFire will be deployed into lunar trajectory by the SLS (Block 1) iCPS. During lunar fly-by, it will collect spectroscopy and thermography, address both Moon and Mars SKGs for surface characterization, remote sensing, and site selection.
|Type / Application:||Lunar flyby|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|SkyFire||-||2018||CC LC-39B||SLS (Block 1) iCPS||with Orion EM1, BioSentinel, CuSP, LunaH-Map, Lunar-Flashlight, Lunar-IceCube, NEA-Scout, EQUULEUS, OMOTENASHI, ArgoMoon, 3 cubesats|