NASA’s RESOLVE mission (short for Regolith and Environment Science and Oxygen and Lunar Volatiles Extraction) is seen as the next step in lunar exploration. The mission is designed to be placed on a rover and driven over the surface of the moon for nine days to map the distribution of the water, ice and other useful compounds seen during previous missions.

Metis engineers supported development of the RESOLVE Near Infrared Volatile Spectrometer Subsystem (NIRVSS) instrument, which will evaluate surface minerals by measuring surface bound OH/H2O and analyzing drill trailings.

Metis provided senior systems engineering expertise in a team lead role for development of the NIRVSS instrument.