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March 2-8, 2015 / Vol 34, No 9 / Hawai`i Island, USA

27 Feb 2015, 21:08 UTC
March 2-8, 2015 / Vol 34, No 9 / Hawai`i Island, USA
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Independent Moon Missions Advancing Visionary entrepreneurs, government incentives, property rights considerations and the lure of valuable lunar resources are stimulating a promising push from the commercial sector to advance development of / on the Moon. The International Lunar Observatory Association … Continue reading →

Independent Moon Missions Advancing

Visionary entrepreneurs, government incentives, property rights considerations and the lure of valuable lunar resources are stimulating a promising push from the commercial sector to advance development of / on the Moon. The International Lunar Observatory Association continues to progress on realizing its series of missions to conduct astronomy, local lunar observations and commercial communications from the surface of the Moon through collaboration with its two prime contractors Moon Express and Canadensys Aerospace. In 2015, ILOA is focusing much of its attention on identifying suitable landing / operating sites in the Malapert Mountain region of the Moon South Pole. Moon Express continues to advance its lunar ambitions with the support of the NASA Lunar CATALYST program. The company is using NASA KSC facilities to test its MTV-1X lunar lander. After inciting FAA actions to acknowledge and protect private sector property and assets on the Moon, Bigelow Aerospace continues to work towards developing a ...

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