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indiaRocket Leak Delays India’s Moon Mission to End of July or Into September

India’s Chandrayaan 2 moon mission launch was canceled because of a faulty plumbing issue in its upper stage cryogenic rocket engine. In the next few days, they will open up the plumbing system of the cryo engine stage and check …

indiaIndia Lauching to the Moon in Three Days

India will launch Chandrayaan-2 on July 15,2019 and it will be India’s first lunar landing mission. The orbit of Chandrayaan-2 around the Moon will be circularised to 100km orbit through a series of complex orbital maneuvers with the help of …

elon muskNASA Moon Plans Are a Disappointment

NASA current plans to return astronauts to the moon by 2024 and to create a lunar gateway (a mini-ISS space station) in lunar orbit would be a disappointment. If this happens it means that the Space Launch System rocket was …

elon musk2015 Journey To Space is a RetroFuture

Retrofuturism shows the future produced in an earlier era. Futurism is anticipating what will come and retrofuturism is remembering an outdated expectation. Journey to Space was made in 2015 and is looking at what Boeing and United Launch Alliance hoped …

materialsTwo Quintillion Tons of Metal or Dense Oxides Found on the Moon

A large mass of material has been discovered beneath the largest crater on the Moon, the South Pole-Aitken basin, and it may contain metal from an asteroid that crashed into the Moon and formed the crater. If this is a …

artificial intelligenceFast Autonomous Microrovers for Rapid Exploration

There is a NASA NIAC study to develop improved exploration autonomy, in-situ 3D modeling, fast, far micro-roving and the aggregate means to achieve mission-in-a-week. The exploration autonomy includes planning of destinations and viewpoints for autonomous observations. Insitu processing computes high-fidelity …

futureNASA Reveals a Moon Plan That Relies on the Terrible SLS Rocket

NASA has selected 11 companies to conduct studies and produce prototypes of human landers for its Artemis lunar exploration program. This effort will help put American astronauts — the first woman and next man — on the Moon’s south pole …

astronomyChina Far Side Lunar Rover Has Found Lunar Mantle Material on the Surface

China’s Chang’E-4 lunar far-side lander recently touched down in the Von Kármán crater to explore the floor of the huge SPA basin and deployed its rover, Yutu-2. They have found the presence of low-calcium (ortho)pyroxene and olivine on the moons …