lunar exploration

India Launches Chandrayaan-3 to the Moon, Hoping for a Successful Landing

On July 14, 2023, at 2:35 pm Indian Standard Time (5:05 am EST), the Indian Space Resource Organisation (ISRO) successfully…

8 months ago

Volcanic Hotspot Found on the Moon

A recent study published in Nature examines a volcanic hotspot that potentially exists beneath a feature on the Moon’s farside…

8 months ago

Artemis Accords Adds 25th, 26th, and 27th Signatory Countries

NASA recently welcomed the newest signatories of the Artemis Accords as Spain, Ecuador, and India became the 25th, 26th, and…

8 months ago

NASA Seeks Industry Proposals for Next-Generation Lunar Rover

As Artemis II gets ready to launch in November 2024, NASA recently announced it is pursuing contract proposals from private…

9 months ago

China is Planning to Land Humans on the Moon by 2030 as Part of its Ambitious Lunar Agenda

Weiren Wu, the Chief Designer of the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program (CLEP), recently announced an ambitious plan to put Chinese…

10 months ago

Blue Origin is Building Solar Cells out of (Simulated) Lunar Regolith

Power infrastructure will be critical for any long-term space colony, and one of the most critical pieces of that power…

12 months ago

A new way to Peer Into the Permanently Shadowed Craters on the Moon, Searching for Deposits of Water ice

Not all flashlights are created equal. Some are stronger, consume more power, or have features such as blinking or strobes.…

1 year ago

Artemis Astronauts Could Rely on Solar Cells Made out of Moon Dust

Researchers from TalTech have devised a cost-effective method for producing lightweight, flexible solar cells on the Moon!

2 years ago

Chris Hadfield Drives in the Desert With a new Lunar Rover Prototype

As the Apollo astronauts found out, mobility is everything. Apollo’s Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) – sometimes called the Lunar Rover…

2 years ago

NASA is Upping the Power on its Lunar Wattage Challenge!

NASA and HeroX have launched Phase II of their Watts on the Moon Challenge, which will reward a total of…

2 years ago