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.
|Type / Application:||Lunar lander|
|Operator:||PTScientists GmbH → Planetary Transportation Systems (PTS)|
|Contractors:||PTScientists GmbH → Planetary Transportation Systems (PTS)|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|ALINA||-||202x||CC ?||Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5)|