One of the main objectives of NASA’s Artemis program is to establish its first long-term presence on the Moon. Gateway, an outer space that will orbit around the Moon, is an essential part of the infrastructure to support making that happen. In the long run, Gateway will serve as a platform for exploring deep space.
It is still a little early in the Gateway development cycle. To date, NASA has focused on Gateway’s development of the first significant priorities needed to support the arrival. Namely, Power and Propulsion Element (PPE), Habitation and Logistics Outpost (HALO), and transport capabilities.
The Gateway Powerhouse, NASA’s orbits around the Moon and Arthem’s critical infrastructure, is testing the electric drill system.
Power and Propulsion Element (PPE), manufactured by Maxar Technologies, provides Gateway with energy, high connectivity, directional orientation around the Moon, and navigation between different routes. PPE will be integrated with the Habitation and Logistic Outpost (HALO) before the launch of the integrated spacecraft, aimed at the end of 2024 between SpaceX Falcon Heavy. Together, these features will serve as a base for the first Gateway staff activities and various science and technology exhibitions. The entire Gateway channel will be integrated into it for years to come.