Luna Ride

Luna Ride will transport your payload to the Moon on a lunar lander providing power, data, and telemetry for the duration of the mission (up to 30 days). Services include: lander integration, launch, landing, and operations of your orbiting or landing payloads. MILO payloads receive additional systems engineering support from ASU experts throughout payload development, and teaming opportunities with other payloads.

Apophis Pathfinder

On April 13, 2029, the potentially hazardous near-Earth asteroid (99942) Apophis will pass Earth’s center of mass at a distance of approximately 31,000 km (19,000 miles) — roughly five Earth radii above the surface and well within Earth’s geosynchronous satellite ring. This extremely close pass will provide a once-in-a-millennium opportunity to study such a large and potentially hazardous object, identifying detailed information about its composition, internal structure and other key scientific observations.


The NEOshare mission will launch a cluster of CubeSat/SmallSat-class spacecraft to perform a close flyby of a diverse set of near-Earth asteroids. Each spacecraft will fly by a different target body, with the possibility of encountering up to 10 different asteroids in total.

Relay important discoveries about Apophis

Preparation for planetary defense strategie

Payload and instrument flight opportunities


  • Launch windows in 2021-2026 timeframe.    

Apophis scientific return


Data received from this reconnaissance mission is designed to increase knowledge of the asteroid’s orbit, provide initial geologic and compositional information, and estimate its mass and density.


Knowledge would be obtained using data from small and high-heritage payload elements like visible to near-IR and thermal imagers, near-IR point or imaging spectrometers, and deep space radio communications systems.

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IP and data rights (based on the Hubble model)

  • Spacecraft and component designs are proprietary to provider and institute, if desired.
  • Design information is never released to the public without member agreement.
  • Science data is shared among all MILO members immediately and embargoed from public release for a year.