NASA Reveals New Details On Its Artemis Moon Program

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NASA has been planning from quite some time to return to the Earth’s Moon and bring around the exploration of space. To ensure that everything goes according to plan, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration still has plenty left to do.

Among these things is the development of new technologies to help the future planned missions be accomplished and astronomers be out of danger. Therefore, researchers are manufacturing payloads that are destined to be sent on the moon to open the way to astronomers. Some of them are sent there to check if they are reliable to the missions.

On July 1st, NASA presented the twelve payloads which are part of the Artemis program. The Artemis program is an open-ended program implemented by NASA, U.S. non-governmental companies that offer services in terms of space missions, and foreign associates such as the European Space Agency, to send the first woman and the next man on the moon by 2024.

NASA provides new information about Artemis Moon Program

NASA’s Artemis could be the beginning of laying the foundation living on the Moon, which can result in creating a lunar economy and, in the time, sending humans beings to other planets, such as Mars.

Each payload is composed of various new scientific or technological pieces of equipment which should help the lunar missions, but also appertain to future Mars missions.  One of NASA’s payloads is the Moon Ranger. The Ranger is a vehicle that can travel long way off the communication radius with the space probe and return on its own. Its job is to create a map of the lunar surface.

Another payload is the Reconfigurable, Radiation Tolerant Computer System which is supposed to analyze whether computer systems are able or not to function in a territory that has no protection against solar radiations.


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