The league is hoping to land a lease for the next generation of rover leases in 2018 and 2019.
The league has a lease with three of the top 10 lease candidates to operate the robotic landers that will land on the moon and Mars, and it’s looking for a third.
“We’re excited to announce that we’ve landed a new lease for our rover program,” NHL General Manager Scott Malkin said in a statement.
This is not the first time that the NHL has been considering lease sales.
Last year, the NHL announced that it had acquired a 20-year lease with a third partner for the use of its robotic lander program.
In addition to the new lease, Malkin has also announced that the league has plans to acquire a new lander lease from the United States Department of Energy to be used for testing the robotic capabilities of NASA’s Orion spacecraft.