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Honeybee Robotics and mPower Technology Chosen to Design Lunar Charging Station for NASA

Honeybee Robotics, Inc., a passionate leader in technology and product development for advanced robotic and spacecraft systems, and innovative solar company, mPower Technology, Inc., announced today that the companies have been selected to provide an innovative lunar charging solution for NASA.

Dragonfly Selected as NASA’s next New Frontiers Mission

Honeybee Robotics is developing a sample acquisition and delivery system for Dragonfly, NASA’s next New Frontiers mission, led by Principal Investigator Elizabeth Turtle of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. Dragonfly is a rotorcraft lander that will explore Saturn’s large moon Titan. The sampling system called DrACO (Drill for Acquisition of Complex Organics) will extract material from Titan’s surface and deliver it to DraMS (Dragonfly Mass Spectrometer, provided by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center).

Honeybee Selected to Send Two Payloads to the Moon

Honeybee has been selected by NASA to fly two payloads on a Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) flight under the Lunar Surface Instrument and Technology Payloads (LSITP) and Artemis lunar Programs. Our payloads will demonstrate innovative technologies to explore and understand the Moon and beyond!

The World Is Not Enough Demonstrates The Future of Space Exploration

The World Is Not Enough (WINE) is a concept for a new generation of spacecraft that takes advantage of In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) to explore space. WINE mines to extract water from planetary regolith, capturing the water as ice in a cold trap and heating it to create steam for propulsion.

PlanetVac Successfully Tested on Sub-Orbital Xodiac Rocket

PlanetVac, a pneumatic planetary sampling system developed by Honeybee Robotics, reached a milestone with a successful sample collection demonstration on the Masten Space Systems Xodiac rocket. The test, part of NASA’s Flight Opportunities program, sought to prove that PlanetVac could survive and perform attached to the foot of a spacecraft, including withstanding intense heat, vibration, and landing loads of a rocket touch-down.

Honeybee Robotics Solar Array Deployment System Performs Successfully

Honeybee Robotics Spacecraft Mechanisms Corporation today announced that its solar array deployment system has performed successfully on FORMOSAT-5, the most recent Earth observation satellite to be launched by Taiwan’s National Space Organization (NSPO). The 475kg satellite reached sun-synchronous orbit on August 24, 2017.