Japan’s ispace now aims for a lunar landing in 2021, and a Moon rover deployment in 2023 – gpgmail

[ad_1] One of the private companies aiming to deliver a commercial lunar lander to the Moon has adjusted the timing for its planned mission, which isn’t all that surprising given the enormity of the task. Japanese startup ispace is now targeting 2021 for their first lunar landing, and 2023 for a second lunar mission that […]

NASA calls for more companies to join its commercial lunar lander program – gpgmail

[ad_1] NASA has opened up a call for companies to join the ranks of its nine existing Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) providers, a group it chose in November after a similar solicitation for proposals. With the CLPS program, NASA is buying space aboard future commercial lunar landers to deliver its future research, science and […]