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NASA enlists Xylem Inc. to find water on the moon


January 16, 2013
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Jan. 16, 2013, White Plains, N.Y. – Xylem Inc., a global water technology company
focused on addressing the world’s most challenging water issues, has been awarded a $300,000 contract by NASA to
provide special mass spectrometry technology with the ultimate goal of
detecting water on the moon.

Jan. 16, 2013, White Plains, N.Y. – Xylem Inc., a global water technology company
focused on addressing the world’s most challenging water issues, has been awarded a $300,000 contract by NASA to
provide special mass spectrometry technology with the ultimate goal of
detecting water on the moon.

“We are delighted that NASA has awarded Xylem this contract to help them
further explore the moon,” said Chris McIntire, president of Xylem
Analytics, in a press release. "We believe that our CMS mass spectrometer is a great example
of innovative technology that meets an important customer need and we
are proud to be part of NASA’s continuing lunar exploration.”

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NASA is currently developing a rover-based system under its RESOLVE
program to analyze for water and other chemical compounds in moon dust
on a possible future lunar mission. Xylem will provide a miniaturized
sector-field mass spectrometer that incorporates its patented IonCCD
array detector for the detection of water and other target compounds.