Sampling the Aitken Basin at the Moon’s South Pole

The Lunar South Pole – Aitken Basin is one of the largest impact features in the Solar System. Oldest and largest on the Moon. Credit: NASA.

What is the Aitken Basin at the Moon’s South Pole and why should we explore it? Listen to this weeks Space Economy podcast for answers.

In this the final episode in our annual Summer Season special podcast, we have another Future-in-Space Operations presentation. This time the presenter is Bradley Jolliff of Washington University in St. Louis who discusses the “Motivation and Challenges for Sampling the Moon’s Giant South Pole – Aitken Basin.”

The South Pole–Aitken (SPA) basin is an immense impact crater on the far side of the Moon and its diameter is roughly 2,500 km and almost 8 km deep. NASA states it is one of the largest known impact craters in the Solar System and is the largest, oldest, and deepest basin on the Moon.

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Motivation and Challenges for Sampling the Moon’s Giant South Pole – Aitken Basin Presentation

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About Marc Boucher

Boucher is an entrepreneur, writer, editor & publisher. He is the founder of SpaceQ Media Inc. and CEO and co-founder of SpaceRef Interactive Inc. Boucher has 20 years working in various roles in the space industry and a total of 28 years as a technology entrepreneur including creating Maple Square, Canada's first internet directory and search engine.

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