Teledyne, Sierra Space and Nissan Designing Next-Generation Lunar Terrain Vehicle for NASA

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Teledyne Brown Engineering announced today, at the 37th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, CO, that it is leading a team including partners Sierra Space and Nissan North America, to design the crewed Lunar Terrain Vehicle (LTV) that will support future exploration on the moon.

With almost seven decades of space hardware design and development experience, Teledyne Brown Engineering will lead the effort providing program management, engineering, manufacturing, integration, operations, and the power system. The company recently designed, built, and delivered the first of 3 Launch Vehicle Stage Adapters of NASA’s Artemis Vehicle, scheduled for initial launch early this summer. In addition, Teledyne Brown Engineering’s continuous efforts to propel technology in space resulted in the design, build and operation of the Multi User Sensor for Earth Sensing platform, one of the first commercial initiatives using the International Space Station. As the Prime Contractor, Teledyne has performed Payload Operations and Integration work for NASA for over 40 years for Space Shuttle missions and for International Space Station payloads. Teledyne also provided power systems for the Curiosity and Perseverance Rovers, currently operating on Mars.

“Teledyne Brown Engineering built the first lunar rover prototype for Dr. Wernher von Braun in the 1960’s and we have subsequently supported almost every major U.S. human rated space mission,” stated Reggie Spivey, Vice President of the company’s Space Systems Group. “We are proud to continue our extensive presence in space and are excited at the possibility of transporting the first woman and person of color on the surface of the moon.”