This 1-meter hammer drill is named The Regolith and Ice Drill for Exploring New Terrains (TRIDENT). It will provide researchers the opportunity to collect lunar surface samples that are about 10 cm in length to then be analyzed by other VIPER instruments. Image Credit: NASA/KSC
Note: See also TO20A-VIPER Laser Fiber Cutting Machine
This instrument will allow identification of low-molecular-weight volatiles, it’s named the Mass Spectrometer observing lunar operations (MSolo). Some things that MSolo aims to study is classifying different molecules in the exosphere and collect information on possible formation of those volatiles. It is under construction at the Kennedy Space Center, located in Florida.
Note: See also TO2-AB and TO20A
This generated image shows how the LRA will be located on the surface of the Moon so orbiting space craft can retroreflect to find a precise distance. Image Credit: NASA/GSFC
This diagram shows the concept of the lunar navigation satellite will work. The MAPS algorithms are shown in the black and white lined arrows while GPS signaling is shown in the squiggly red and black arrows. Image Credit: NASA/MSFC
Laser Marking Note: See also TO2-AB, TO2-IM, and TO20A