Based on years of vertical takeoff and vertical landing success, our lunar landers will safely deliver your payload to the lunar surface or lunar orbit. Our landers blend Masten and NASA best practices to pave the way for lunar cargo delivery and operations.
Designed in partnership with the NASA Lunar CATALYST program, Xelene blends Masten’s years of experience flying vertical takeoff and vertical landing rockets with NASA’s decades of knowledge. Now, Masten is building the first tail number of Xelene (configuration XL-1) in Mojave, CA for Masten Mission 1, which will carry NASA and commercial payloads to the south pole of the Moon in 2023.
Xeus is a concept Masten has spent significant time developing, with the capability to demonstrate heavy lift cargo delivery to the Moon. This concept is based off landing an upper-stage fuel tank horizontally, providing easy access to the surface for a large amount of payload. Xeus is not actively being pursued, but the core concepts have been developed, and lie in wait for Masten’s customers to expand their lunar cargo delivery capability.