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Other Designations: Unmanned Logistic System. Class: Manned. Type: Lunar logistics. Nation: USA.

An Apollo unmanned logistic system to aid astronauts on a lunar landing mission was studied. Space Technology Laboratories did a feasibility study of developing a general-purpose spacecraft into which varieties of payloads could be fitted. Northrop and Grumman studied the possible cargoes. NASA Centers studied lunar logistic: trajectories, launch vehicle adaptation, lunar landing touchdown dynamics, scheduling, and use of roving vehicles on the lunar surface.


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05 September 1962 Studies of Apollo unmanned logistic system Program: Apollo.

Two three-month studies of an unmanned logistic system to aid astronauts on a lunar landing mission would be negotiated with three companies, NASA announced. Under a $150,000 contract, Space Technology Laboratories, Inc., would look into the feasibility of developing a general-purpose spacecraft into which varieties of payloads could be fitted. Under two $75,000 contracts, Northrop Space laboratories and Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation would study the possible cargoes that such a spacecraft might carry. NASA Centers simultaneously would study lunar logistic: trajectories, launch vehicle adaptation, lunar landing touchdown dynamics, scheduling, and use of roving vehicles on the lunar surface.



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