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Before Mars, Cislunar Exploration

Deep space gateway in Cislunar space

While the International Space Station will still be used until at least 2024 what comes next? That discussion has been ongoing within the space community for some time. The use of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) for business and research is only going to increase. National space agencies though are looking beyond LEO for the next challenge including cislunar exploration.

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Five Teams Remain as Google Lunar XPRIZE Enters Final Phase

Google Lunar X Prize

Space is hard. While startups success rates are slowly increasing in low earth orbit (LEO), it’s even harder for startups looking beyond low earth orbit. In fact, no company with the goal of operating a commercial enterprise near or on the moon, can call themselves a success, yet. But just maybe we’ll the emergence of one as a the result of the Google Lunar XPRIZE.

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Lunar Rover Mobility

Peter Visscher of Ontario Drive and Gear presented this talk titled “Critical Mobility Technologies to Enable Long Term Lunar Surface Activity” at the 2012 Canadian Space Summit. Peter’s company has been funded by the Canadian Space Agency to work on lunar rover prototypes. NASA has expressed an interest in using one of Canada’s lunar rovers for a future moon mission as part of a Canadian …

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