It was just before midnight on April 11 and everyone at the Israel Aerospace Industries mission control center in Yehud, Israel had their eyes fixed on two large projector screens. On the left screen was a stream of data being sent back to Earth by Beresheet, its lunar lander, which was about to become the first private spacecraft to land on the moon. The right screen featured … [Read more...] about A Crashed Israeli Lunar Lander Spilled Tardigrades on the Moon
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Welcome to Edition 1.44 of the Rocket Report! There remains no let-up in the world of lift, with lots of activity in the realm of smallsat launchers as well as some interesting speculation about the future of Aerojet's rocket engine business. Oh, and we think we know why SpaceX hasn't had too much to say yet about a Falcon Heavy Moon mission. As always, we welcome reader … [Read more...] about Rocket Report: Virgin to fly from Guam, why SpaceX is mum on the Moon plan
A type of battery still in development here on Earth could head to the Moon as early as 2021 on board a commercial lunar lander. Japanese startup ispace plans to be the first to test a solid-state battery on the Moon’s surface, in hopes that this emerging technology can help solve the challenge of off-world energy storage. Countries and companies like ispace are racing … [Read more...] about Japanese startup plans to test an experimental battery on the Moon
The world is still celebrating the historic landing of China’s Chang’e-4 on the far side of the moon on January 3. Last month, China announced its plans to follow up with three more lunar missions, laying the groundwork for a lunar base. Colonizing the Moon, and beyond, has always being a human aspiration. Technological advancements, and the discovery of a … [Read more...] about How realistic are China’s plans to colonize the moon?
Dave Mosher, provided by Published 8:25 am PST, Wednesday, January 9, 2019 China National Space Administration/Chinese Academy of Sciences On January 3, China landed its Chang'e 4 spacecraft on the moon's far side — the first such mission in history. The mission's lander and Yutu-2 rover will probe the moon's geology, look for water, study the night sky … [Read more...] about China’s rover and lander on the moon’s far side are taking a ‘nap’ to survive brutal surface temperatures