Odyssey Moon will begin service with its “Odyssey-1” class of lunar lander consisting of a basic platform developed from NASA Common Spacecraft Bus technology that is designed to be capable of placing approximately 50 kilograms of payloads on the surface of the Moon. The Odyssey-1 platform was designed to land in benign areas of the Moon, meaning those regions that are determined to have relatively flat topography and fewer landing hazards.
KEY SPACECRAFT DESIGN CHARACTERISTICS*
The Odyssey lunar lander design is adapted from NASA’s innovative Common Spacecraft Bus (CSB) and includes:
- Spacecraft Mass: 130 kg (including propellant)
- Spacecraft Propulsion: Liquid Bipropellant
- Payload Capacity: App. 50kg total subject to final mission design
- Total Payload Power (shared/lunar day only):15 Watts continuous, 30 Watts w/50% duty cycle; Short duration peak power < 2 minutes: 50 Watts
- Maximum Individual Payload Volumes: Internally mounted payloads: 7”W x 8”H x 5”D; Externally mounted payloads: 14”W x 10”H x 6”D Design Characteristics are not frozen and are subject to change.