Saturday, January 29, 2022

Moon

Toyota heading to moon with cruiser, robotic arms, dreams

Tokyo: Toyota is working with Japan's space agency on a vehicle to explore the lunar surface, with ambitions to help people live on the...

Israel joins NASA-led Artemis space mission to land humans on Moon, Mars

The agreement, signed by NASA Administrator Bill Nelson and ISA Director-General Uri Oron, sets out principles for cooperation in space exploration and civil use of the Moon, Mars, comets and asteroids for peaceful purposes, ISA added.

Study reveals new explanation for Moon’s half-century magnetic mystery

Rhode Island: Ever since rocks were brought back from the Moon to the Earth, during NASA's Apollo program from 1968 to 1972, an enduring...

Lunar Eclipse 2021: These Indian cities will see super celestial event

The Total Lunar Eclipse occurring on Wednesday will be visible in several countries as the Moon turns into a bloodmoon. The full moon today will be the year's biggest 'supermoon' and feature the first total lunar eclipse in more than two years.

NASA rover to search for water, other resources on Moon in 2023

As part of the Artemis programme, data from the Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER) would help the scientists map resources at the lunar South Pole that could one day be harvested for long-term human exploration

Elon Musk to send Dogecoin-funded satellite to Moon

The DOGE-1 is a cubesat to acquire "lunar-spatial intelligence" using onboard cameras and sensors

Bezos’ Blue Origin slams NASA for giving Musk a $2.9B contract

The US space agency was expected to pick two lunar lander prototypes (including one of Blue Origin's) but funding cut from US Congress led the agency to select SpaceX over Blue Origin.

SpaceX rocket to deliver Astrobotic lander to Moon in 2023

Griffin will be carrying NASA's water-hunting Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER)

NASA seeks to send 1st person of colour to Moon in 2024

The Artemis III mission is expected to launch the first woman and next man to the Moon in 2024.

Explained: Why was the moon so big on March 30?

This time it was bigger and brighter than the last full-moon because it was within 90 per cent of its 'perigee' in the orbit

NASA’s Artemis Moon rocket passes key test

The successful test is a critical milestone ahead of the agency's Artemis I mission, which will send an uncrewed Orion spacecraft on a test flight around the Moon and back to Earth

NASA awards Firefly Aerospace $93.3M to deliver payloads to Moon

The delivery, planned for Mare Crisium, a low-lying basin on the Moon's near side, will investigate a variety of lunar surface conditions and resources, NASA said on Thursday

Why picking right location for Artemis base camp on Moon is a challenge

Among the many things NASA must take into account in choosing a specific location are two key features the site must bask in near continuous sunlight

Key NASA rocket test ends with early engine shutdown

The SLS is set to play a key role in the agency's Artemis programme which aims to return astronauts to the Moon.

China’s Chang’e-4 probe resumes work for 26th lunar day

The lander woke up at 3.13 a.m. on Friday (Beijing time), and the rover Yutu-2, or Jade Rabbit-2, woke up at 10.29 a.m. on Thursday, according to the Lunar Exploration and Space Program Center of the China National Space Administration.

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