A large telescope (foreground) approaches a "Gateway"-type habitat in preparation for upgrade and repair.
Close-up of Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle approaching an inflatable “Gateway”-type habitat.
A Gateway inflatable habitation facility carrying out robotic upgrade of a on-orbit imaging system.
A libration-point concept for a "depot farm" in support of lunar surface exploration.
A libration-point concept for depoting in support of lunar surface exploration with Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle attached.
Advanced lunar surface robot departs libration-point operations and habitation facility.
Upgrade of telescopes at Earth-Moon L1, L2.
Lunar surface robotic control from an L-point habitation and operations site.
Artist's concept of astronauts in an Orion capsule helping direct robotic teleoperations on the moon's farside.
In one proposal for a trip to the L2 point, Orion capsule would be launched to Low Earth Orbit on a rocket such as a Delta IV Heavy or Ares I. Then, a modified Centaur upper stage would launch on a separate rocket. Orion would dock to the Centaur stage in orbit, and the Centaur would boost Orion towards the Moon.
This artist's conception shows an Orion capsule on the farside of the moon.
This artist's conception shows an Orion capsule at the L2 point on the farside of the moon.