You will not find SpaceX on the list because they are providing the Falcon9 launcher, the entry is Astrobotic Technology not sure why that isn't clear from the above? - 2nd one down on entry list, mission was put back to 2015. Sending a small payload to lunar orbit is well within Falcon 9's capabilities. The tricky task of de-orbiting and landing will be the responsibility of Astrobotic.Quote Originally Posted by PELHAM
SpaceX will also launch a lunar mission in 2013 for Astrobotic Technology who hope to win the Google Lunar X Prize.
For a similar mission on a much less powerfull launcher see Chandrayaan-1.
http://www.googlelunarxprize.org/fea...ct-with-spacex"SpaceX is a Preferred Launch Partner, having offered substantial discount to all Google Lunar X Prize teams as a way of further fostering exploration and innovation," officials wrote on the X Prize website.
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