Lockett Martin has founded a new company called Crescent Space to make a major breakthrough in moon infrastructure. The aim of this company is to provide reliable systems for long-term human presence on the moon. Crescent Space’s first project is a satellite network called Parsec, which connects the moon and Earth through a celestial map composed of small lunar satellites. This network creates seamless communication between astronauts, their equipment, and their colleagues on Earth. In addition, Parsec will assist in navigation, making it an essential tool for future moon missions.
One of the most important advantages of Parsec is providing accurate location and path information to astronauts for returning to the base. This technology helps maintain the explorers’ connection with Earth and change the spacecraft’s direction. The technology is also critical for those on the moon’s surface and helps the crews of Mars rover return home without the need to drive through dangerous canyons on the planet.
Lockheed Martin plans to bring the first nodes of its Parsec Crescent into operation by 2025, and the company will provide the necessary satellites. The NASA Artemis program will not fly to the moon until late 2024 and will land by the end of 2025. The new Lockheed Martin startup has a good position to support NASA’s Artemis landing on the moon and other exploration missions. Joe Landon, CEO of Lockheed Martin Space, who was previously the company’s space deputy, is optimistic about the future of the startup and hopes that the company’s increased interest in moon-related missions will make it profitable.
Lockheed Martin’s move to create Crescent Space and launch Parsec indicates significant progress in the development of infrastructure for communicating with the moon. The company’s presence in competitions related to space technology is likely to benefit private and national efforts to explore the moon as this technology offers reliable communication and navigation systems for moon missions.