Category: Moon exploration

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European lunar exploration program : all you need to know and news

ESA is very active regarding its lunar program – News of June 11, 2019 – The Moon exploration is very trendy nowadays. More than a dozen public and private entities plan to land robots on the Moon in the next five years. Three manned flight programs are under development in the United States, China and…
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Artemis : NASA’s lunar program | News

Maxar will manufacture the propulsion module of the LOP-G – News of May 28, 2019 – Artemis is the new name of NASA’s lunar program. Hopefully this will not bring them bad luck because in Greek mythology Artemis accidentally kills Orion. Orion is the name of the spaceship that must serve as a vehicle for…
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Blue Moon by Blue Origin : all you need to know and news

Blue Moon will communicate by laser if the weather is good on Earth – News of May 28, 2019 – In his presentation of May 9, 2019, Jeff Bezos spoke of two communication systems for his lunar lander. An antenna will make it possible to communicate by radio on the X band which is a…
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Chandrayaan, the Indian lunar exploration program : all you need to know and news

The launch of the Chandrayaan-2 mission is once again delayed – News from April 30, 2019 – In India, the failure of Israel’s Beresheet mission caused ISRO to think hard about India’s lunar exploration program. The Chandrayaan-2 mission due to be launched in April was once again delayed. We must now wait for the month…
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All about the Chinese lunar exploration program (Chang’e) and news

The Chang’e 4 mission rover broke a record – News of April 28, 2019 – Since arriving on the lunar ground at the beginning of January, the Yutu 2 rover of the Chang’e 4 mission has traveled a little less than 180 meters. This is not much because Yutu 2 was often inactive during the…
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All about SpaceIL and news

The SpaceIL’s spacecraft crashed on the Moon – News of April 14, 2019 – Thursday night, after a week spent in orbit, the Israeli spacecraft began its descent to the region named The Sea of Serenity. At first, everything seemed to be OK. Beresheet activated its main thruster to reduce its altitude. A little later,…
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All about the Moon and news

The collision of the Earth with another planet would have created the Moon – News of March 24, 2019 The story of the creation of the Moon is still the subject of intense debate. The scenario of a giant impact is only one hypothesis among others. This hypothesis was formulated in the mid-2000s. We imagine…
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All about NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and news

The usefulness of the SLS is more and more challenged – News of March 17, 2019 – Currently, every day there is a new announcement about the Space Launch System (SLS). NASA’s 2020 budget proposal contemplates deleting many missions of the SLS. The SLS will not be used to assemble the LOP-G, nor to launch…
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Moon base and Moon colonization : all you need to know and news

Everyone wants to create a moon base – News of February 14, 2019 – The possibility of colonizing the Moon is studied in detail by NASA, ESA and CNSA, and also Roscosmos. Many private companies also have this goal, like Blue Origin, SpaceX, Moon Express and many other companies. Space agencies and private companies are…
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All about Moon Express and news

Zoom on the history and the lunar ambitions of Moon Express – News of October 4, 2018 – Moon Express wants to make money by sending payloads to the Moon and collecting lunar samples When we look at NASA’s lunar exploration program, we note that it gives an important place to the private companies of…
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The space station Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway (LOP-G)

2019 : a start for the Lunar Orbital Platform Gateway (LOP-G) ? – News of March 3, 2018 – The year 2019 should mark the departure of the Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway project, NASA’s next space station and the first beyond the low orbit. Indeed the first contract for the construction of modules of the Lunar…
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All about the Orion spacecraft and news

Orion, Apollo lookalike One of the main missions of the SLS, NASA’s future monster launcher, is to launch the Orion spacecraft, a little different from the capsules that Microsoft Boeing and SpaceX have created for NASA. Indeed, Orion is primarily thought for the missions beyond the low orbit, which is new since the Apollo program.…
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All about Google Lunar XPrize and news

The Google Lunar XPrize will end without a winner – News of February 6, 2018 – At the end of January, we learned that the Google Lunar XPrize would arrive at its deadline without winner. The Google Lunar XPrize is a competition that was launched in 2007 to boost the private space sector. It proposed…
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