Spider

July 1, 2020
By Robert K. Ackerman
The Lightweight Surface Manipulator System (LSMS), a surface version of TALISMAN, would help offload lunar landers and construct facilities on the Moon.  NASA

Robots have led the way for human space exploration, and NASA is counting on them to serve as partners in the next round of endeavors. The space agency is teaming with industry on new technologies that will develop innovative robotic systems and offer capabilities that are key to expanding the reach of humans beyond Earth.

May 21, 2012
By George Seffers

Alliant Techsystems Incorporated, Plymouth, Minnesota, was awarded a $58,272,447 firm-fixed-price contract modification to procure Spider XM-7 networked munitions systems. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.