Social Media Sidebar


Please sign up, comment on articles and bring your friends!

Current poll

PlanetTech is asking:

What do you think about our new web site?

Love it, indeed
Really good solution
Same as old one
The old one was better
This is a new option

Quote of the day

Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless.


Thomas Edison

Lockheed Martin Is Building NASA Cislunar Habitat Prototype Using Mixed Reality

Posted in Science on 12th Aug, 2017 04:26 PM by Alex Muller

Lockheed Martin was recently chosen by NASA to build a full-scale habitat prototype through a Phase II contract for the Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships (NextSTEP). The work will be performed at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.  


The design will be based on the Donatello Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM). The Donatello MPLM measures about 22 feet in length and 15 feet in diameter. The hope is that the prototype will serve as an example for NASA’s planned Deep Space Gateway, a cislunar habitat that will house Deep Space Transport, which is an interplanetary spacecraft with a NASA crew of astronauts who could make trips to the moons and surfaces of Mars. At least that’s the theory.

The Deep Space Gateway will act as a dock, and the Deep Space Transport will be the housing for maintenance of the interplanetary spacecraft. The Deep Space Gateway is supposed to be completed sometime in the 2020s. The prototype that Lockheed Martin is building is another step toward accomplishing this lofty goal of making different interplanetary potentialities accessible.
Lockheed Martin continues to design and manufacture complex spacecraft and satellites, and will be basing its new full-scale habitat prototype on its experience of building the Orion spacecraft—another project for deep space missions and goals.
Designing Prototype Uses Mixed Reality
Lockheed Martin publicly said that it will be using a combination of mixed reality, rapid prototyping and virtual prototyping to create every aspect of the module. But what mixed reality or augmented reality technology will the company be using exactly?
Although one could make a guess and say that Lockheed Martin will be using Microsoft HoloLens, since it is known to use the technology internally for training and educational purposes, the company hasn’t specified which technology it will be using.

Tags: moonspacemixed realityhardware

Read original article » Back to category



Recent headlines

  • Posted in Science on 2018-07-19 10:46:11
    Ground based telescopes have surpassed Hubble more
    Posted in Science on 2018-07-19 10:41:40
    Cannabinoids may have a vast array of anti-cancer more
    Posted in Business on 2018-07-18 06:05:12
    U.S. Solar Has Grown 39-Fold In Last more
    Posted in Business on 2018-07-18 05:58:21
    How Will We Shop in the Future? more
    Posted in Science on 2018-07-17 06:21:48
    How magnetized wire can detect cancer cells in your more
Posted in Business on 2013-10-10 01:33
China is working towards a manned lunar mission in more
Posted in Business on 2013-10-20 07:17
Spacex says China is their main competitor for more
Posted in Software on 2013-10-20 06:43
Pirate Bay Browser Clocks 1,000,000 more
Posted in Medicine on 2013-10-10 02:10
Google reportedly investing hundreds of millions into more
Posted in Medicine on 2013-10-14 03:13
Endothelial Cells Can Repair and Regenerate Organs, more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
Spacex says China is their main competitor for more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
Staring at Your Phone Could Be Making You Short more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
Oculus Rift virtual reality headset coming to mobile, more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
China is working towards a manned lunar mission in more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
Delivering drugs via nanoparticles to target more

Recent Blog Posts

  • Posted by AlexMuller
    In five years quantum computing will be more
    Posted by AlexMuller
    Google partners with Johnson and Johnson to make lower more
    Posted by AlexMuller
    Electron holography microscope with spatial resolution down more
    Posted by AlexMuller
    Lower cost advanced Nuclear power could dominate future US more
    Posted by AlexMuller
    Why Hasn’t AI Mastered Language Translation? more

Login to your Account

Login to your PlanetTech Account here

Remember me

Create a New Account

You just need username and password

The following errors occured:
Verify password:
Remember me