Dynetics, A Leidos Company

Meet the Dynetics Human Landing System

Mission focused. Crew-centric.

Paving the way for a sustainable, space-based economy. 

Building to the moon and beyond

Meet the Dynetics Human Landing System, one of three landers under consideration by NASA as part of their Artemis program to design and build a system to take the first woman and next man to the lunar surface by 2024. The Dynetics HLS can be fully integrated and launched on the Space Launch System (SLS) Block 1B vehicle. For commercial launches, it can be flown aboard United Launch Alliance’s Vulcan Centaur rocket.

Continue exploring to learn more about our the Dynetics Human Landing System.


    Designed by flight crew, for flight crew

    The Dynetics HLS  is designed with inputs from former and current astronauts to prioritize function and ease of use for crew aboard our lander.

    Let former astronauts Lee "Bru" Archambault (STS-117 & STS-119) and James "Mash" Dutton (STS-123 & STS-131) take you on a tour of the Dynetics Human Landing System: 

    Maximum sustainability

    A multi-purpose, multi-use lander

    By architecting a fully reusable lander, we are committed to offering long-term sustainability, creating the ability to keep humans in space longer and providing the platform for a multi-faceted public and commercially-supported space program.

    The Dynetics HLS promotes sustainable operations with immediate reuse with minimal engineering requirements to launch and operate multi-stage missions to and from the lunar surface.

    Not only is the Dynetics Human Landing System designed to meet the requirements of the first crewed Artemis missions, it has also been designed with future missions in mind. Our HLS offers a flexible landing platform with the versatility to transport and deliver payloads as diverse as habitats, pressurized rovers, and the in-situ resource utilizations plants required for lunar infrastructure.  

    Most importantly, the Dynetics HLS provides the quickest and least expensive transition from the initial landing to sustainable, affordable operations. 

    Economically Beneficial

    A lander to support the national space strategy long-term

    The team behind the Dynetics Human Landing System promotes affordability by design, leveraging already flight-proven technologies for the habitat, power, thermal, and other core subsystems. 

    The sustainability benefits provided by the Dynetics lander, in terms of its near-term reusability and maximum mission flexibility, will minimize the cost per mission, playing a pivotal role in developing a broadly accepted, commercially-supported space program.

    Beyond mission-based affordability, the HLS program and Artemis missions are a major investment in our collective future and are the cornerstone for a real space-based economy led by the United States.

    That space-based economy is already well underway and our team leverages a diverse, highly-skilled, and geographically-dispersed range of jobs across our 25 teammates covering 19 of our United States and leveraging the expertise of our international partner, Thales Alenia, in Italy. This diverse and varied supply chain help distribute the economic and scientific benefits across the nation, and secures core space exploration technology, bolstering our national security efforts.