Japanese space agency launches smart SLIM mission to the Moon

The Japanese space agency JAXA has launched its own scientific mission to the Moon. The spacecraft, called the Smart Lander for Investigating Moon (SLIM), also known as the “Moon Sniper”, was launched on the night of September 6-7, 2023 from the Tanegashima Space Center aboard an H-IIA launch vehicle manufactured ... Read more

India not only landed on the moon, but did so on a very small budget

India’s lunar mission program Chandrayaan-3 is going according to plan. The lander turned on the scientific instruments and unloaded the lunar rover, which is operating normally. … … and here is how the Chandrayaan-3 Rover ramped down from the Lander to the Lunar surface. — ISRO (@isro) August 25, ... Read more

India becomes the fourth country to successfully land on the moon

India has successfully landed its Chandrayaan-3 mission on the Moon. This was reported by CNN. So far, only the United States, the Soviet Union, and China have managed to land on the moon unscathed. Today’s event makes India the fourth country on this list. As you know, Chandrayaan-3 means “moon ... Read more

DARPA is looking for ideas to create lunar infrastructure

The United States is thinking about how to create infrastructure and build an economy on the Moon in the next 10 years. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which is subordinated to the Ministry of Defense, has taken on this task, writes Gizmodo. To this end, the agency has ... Read more

India launched the Chandrayaan-3 mission to the Moon

India has successfully launched the Chandrayaan-3 mission to the moon. The spacecraft is designed to explore the southern side of the Moon and search for water. This was reported by NewScientist. The mission was launched by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). Chandrayaan-3 means “lunar car” in Sanskrit. The previous ... Read more

The Japanese module of the company ispace did not manage to land on the Moon

The first private landing on the Moon ended in failure after Japanese startup ispace failed to communicate with its lunar rover. This was reported by The Verge. Engineers discovered a loss of communication as the Hakuto-R Mission 1 lander approached the lunar surface. “Currently, we have not confirmed communications from ... Read more

NASA’s Orion spacecraft has successfully completed Moon flyby

The NASA Orion spacecraft, which was launched in as part of the Artemis-1 mission, successfully completed one of the key maneuvers of its first flight — Moon flyby, during which it approached the lunar surface at a distance of 130 km, reports Engadget. On its way to the Moon, Orion ... Read more

NASA managed to launch the SLS rocket with the Artemis-1 mission to the Moon

After months of postponement, NASA still managed to send the unmanned Artemis-1 mission to the Moon. The SLS launch vehicle launched from the Kennedy Space Center early Wednesday morning and sent the Orion spacecraft on a 25-day trip to the Moon and back. We are going. For the first time, ... Read more

A Japanese startup wants to be the Moon’s FedEx

The intensifying rivalry between the US and China in the space industry and Elon Musk’s ambitious Mars exploration program have led to the emergence of dozens of startups around the world. Humans are competing for resources that can support the development of life beyond Earth. Among them is a small ... Read more

NASA has successfully completed a fuel system test critical to the launch of Artemis 1

The next test to launch mission Artemis 1 to the Moon may be already the next week. NASA has honored all the tasks that have been placed before it to make the test of the SLS rocket firing system successful. The space agency had to test adding supercooled fuel to ... Read more

NASA postponed the launch of the Artemis 1 rocket to the moon to September 3

Due to bad weather in the forecast on Friday, NASA decided to postpone the launch of the Artemis 1 rocket to Saturday, September 3. At a media briefing, the space agency said there was a 60 percent chance of Friday’s launch being postponed due to weather conditions. NASA will now ... Read more

Updated: Artemis 1: NASA launches a mission to the moon for the first time since the last century – the launch was postponed to Friday

Today (August 29) at 8:33 a.m. Eastern time (15:33 Kyiv time), NASA launches the Artemis 1 mission to the Moon. It will launch from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This is the first attempt to return to the moon after more than 50 years of absence. The Orion capsule ... Read more

NASA has delayed the delivery of the VIPER rover to the moon until 2024 due to additional tests

NASA cooperates with commercial companies that can deliver its cargo to the moon. As part of this initiative, Astrobotic Technology was to send the VIPER (Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover) lunar rover to the surface of the satellite. The delivery was supposed to take place in November 2023, but now ... Read more