DARPA Selects Redwire for LunA-10 Study Investigating Future Commercial Lunar Infrastructure

DARPA Selects Redwire for LunA-10 Study Investigating Future Commercial Lunar Infrastructure

Redwire Corporation, a pioneer in space infrastructure for the next-generation space economy, announced that it has been selected by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to conduct research and develop technologies as part of its 10-Year Lunar Architecture (LunA-10) study. 

Redwire was selected by DARPA to participate in the study to design services for a collaborative environment to support a growing commercial ecosystem on and around the Moon. This award further builds on Redwire’s leadership in cislunar architecture and technology advancements.

Redwire’s contribution to the LunA-10 study will be focused on approaches for providing critical services to lunar assets from cislunar space, including high-speed communications and Position, Navigation, and Timing (PNT).  A constellation of cislunar orbiting platforms offering robust services and broad lunar coverage will be a critical part of a thriving commercial lunar ecosystem. For the LunA-10 study, Redwire will leverage its extensive experience in space mission design, RF systems, and space structures.

“We are proud to be selected by DARPA to design crucial lunar infrastructure as part of the groundbreaking LunA-10 study,” said Redwire Chief Technology Officer, Al Tadros. “Redwire’s decades of spaceflight heritage coupled with our experience working to develop lunar infrastructure technology, from RF systems, to regolith processing, to in-space servicing, assembly, and manufacturing, puts us on the front lines of building a vibrant economy on the Moon and beyond.”

Redwire will work with the LunA-10 team to develop a cislunar architecture addressing three thrust areas solicited by DARPA: Transit/Mobility, Energy, and Communications. Interim results of this work will be presented publicly at the Lunar Surface Innovation Consortium Spring Meeting in April 2024.

LunA-10 adds to a growing portfolio of lunar infrastructure projects for the company, which leverage Redwire’s extensive experience in mission design, RF systems, power systems, vision systems, space structures, and in-space servicing, assembly, and manufacturing.

In July, Redwire announced it had been awarded a $12.9 million NASA Tipping Point award to prototype technology meant to build critical infrastructure such as roads and landing pads on the lunar surface. Earlier this year, Redwire announced that it is providing its Roll-Out Solar Array (ROSA) technology for Astrobotic’s Lunar Vertical Solar Array Technology (LVSAT) program to deliver power on the lunar surface. LVSAT will provide power for missions on the Moon starting with NASA’s Artemis program and will provide power needed for habitats and other lunar infrastructure.

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Satellite NameOrbit Date
BeiDou-3 G4Geostationary Orbit (GEO)17 May, 2023
BeiDou-3 G2Geostationary Orbit (GEO)09 Mar, 2020
Compass-IGSO7Inclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)09 Feb, 2020
BeiDou-3 M19Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)16 Dec, 2019
BeiDou-3 M20Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)16 Dec, 2019
BeiDou-3 M21Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)23 Nov, 2019
BeiDou-3 M22Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)23 Nov, 2019
BeiDou-3 I3Inclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)04 Nov, 2019
BeiDou-3 M23Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)22 Sep, 2019
BeiDou-3 M24Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)22 Sep, 2019


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GSAT0223MEO - Near-Circular05 Dec, 2021
GSAT0224MEO - Near-Circular05 Dec, 2021
GSAT0219MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0220MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0221MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0222MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0215MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0216MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0217MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0218MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017


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Kosmos 2564--28 Nov, 2022
Kosmos 2559--10 Oct, 2022
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Kosmos 2547--25 Oct, 2020
Kosmos 2545--16 Mar, 2020
Kosmos 2544--11 Dec, 2019
Kosmos 2534--27 May, 2019
Kosmos 2529--03 Nov, 2018
Kosmos 2527--16 Jun, 2018


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Navstar 82Medium Earth Orbit19 Jan, 2023
Navstar 81Medium Earth Orbit17 Jun, 2021
Navstar 78Medium Earth Orbit22 Aug, 2019
Navstar 77Medium Earth Orbit23 Dec, 2018
Navstar 76Medium Earth Orbit05 Feb, 2016
Navstar 75Medium Earth Orbit31 Oct, 2015
Navstar 74Medium Earth Orbit15 Jul, 2015
Navstar 73Medium Earth Orbit25 Mar, 2015
Navstar 72Medium Earth Orbit29 Oct, 2014
Navstar 71Medium Earth Orbit02 Aug, 2014


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NVS-01Geostationary Orbit (GEO)29 May, 2023
IRNSS-1IInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)12 Apr, 2018
IRNSS-1HSub Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (Sub-GTO)31 Aug, 2017
IRNSS-1GGeostationary Orbit (GEO)28 Apr, 2016
IRNSS-1FGeostationary Orbit (GEO)10 Mar, 2016
IRNSS-1EGeosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)20 Jan, 2016
IRNSS-1DInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)28 Mar, 2015
IRNSS-1CGeostationary Orbit (GEO)16 Oct, 2014
IRNSS-1BInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)04 Apr, 2014
IRNSS-1AInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)01 Jul, 2013