Australia to build lunar rover for future NASA Moon mission

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Sydney, Australia, Oct 13 (EFE).- Australia will build a lunar rover for a NASA mission to the Moon scheduled for 2026, the first time the country collaborates in a project of this type, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison reported Wednesday.

The semi-autonomous spacecraft will collect samples of the lunar soil that contains oxides, while NASA will try, with an independent team, to extract oxygen from the surface of this Earth satellite.

These works are part of a NASA aerospace project that aims to establish human colonies on the Moon in the future and serve to support the next missions to Mars.

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Date: 2021-10-13T06:30:02+00:00
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Australia plans lunar rover to help NASA find oxygen on moon

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) ‘ Australia has agreed to build a 20-kilogram (44-pound) semi-autonomous lunar rover for NASA to take to the moon as early as 2026 in search of oxygen.

The rover would collect soil that contains oxides and NASA would use separate equipment to extract oxygen from that soil, a government statement said. Oxygen extracted from the lunar surface would ultimately be used to sustain a human presence on the moon and support future missions to Mars.

Australian Space Agency deputy head Anthony Murfett said NASA had been impressed by technology used to remotely control from 1,600 kilometers (1,000 miles) huge dump trucks that transport iron ore from mines in northwest Australia.

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NASA selects a landing site for its 2023 Moon rover mission

NASA has selected a landing site for its golf cart-sized VIPER rover, which is set to land on the Moon in 2023 in search of traces of water.’

The robotic vehicle will land near the western edge of the Nobile Crater, a 45-mile-wide impact crater at the Moon’s south pole, the space agency announced.’

NASA said the terrain in the Nobile region is ‘most suitable for the VIPER rover to navigate, communicate, and characterise potential water and other resources’.’

The Moon’s south pole is one of the coldest areas in our Solar System and no prior missions to the Moon’s surface have explored it.’

Publisher: Mail Online
Date: 2021-09-21T08:20:19.000Z
Author: Ryan Morrison
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Greetings Earthlings: Servers on reboot. The data presented above may one day be zapped to another dimension. Just thought you should be aware. NASA, either it's cold or someone stole the sun.