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ALINA [PT Scientists]

The ALINA (Autonomous Landing and Navigation Module) is a lunar lander developed by the German PTScientists. It was originally an entry to win the Google Lunar XPRIZE (GLXP) by the non-profit organisation Part-Time-Scientists (PTS), later reaorganized as the commercial Planetary Transportation Systems (PTS).

ALINA was originally to be launched on a SpaceX Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) on a Spaceflight rideshare mission in 2020, but has been rebooked to a dedicated Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) flight in 2021 due to the mass having been increased to about 4000 kg. Later ALINA flights might use shared Ariane-64 launches.

PTScientists filed for bankrupcy in July 2019. In August 2019 it announced, it has been restructured through a management-buyout by the Zeitfracht-Unternehmensgruppe, allowing it to continue operations as the commercial Planetary Transportation Systems (PTS). Status of the ALINA project is unclear.

Nation: Germany
Type / Application: Lunar lander
Operator: PTScientists GmbH → Planetary Transportation Systems (PTS)
Contractors: PTScientists GmbH → Planetary Transportation Systems (PTS)
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Mass: ~4000 kg
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
ALINA - 202x CC ? Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5)


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