JAXA reveals lunar systems work with new website

by | Jul 18, 2008 | Seradata News | 0 comments

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has unveiled a new website for its Space Exploration Center that includes a lunar outpost team webpage

The website blurb says: “Human Lunar Systems Team works for the conceptual system study on the future human lunar outpost. Based on the achievements and lessons learned from the International Space Station Program, system architecture on the basis of the international cooperation and the way of Japan’s contribution are discussed continuously.”

Here JAXA research on technologies for manned and robotic lunar exploration can be found

The research includes a robotic lunar rover that moves around rough terrain for in-situ surveying, sample collection, measurements, and installation of equipment; lunar drilling equipment; soil samplers; radiation detection; outpost assembly, construction robots; electronics that can cope with being exposeed ot the lunar envrionment; lunar soil return capsules and feature identification landig guidance systems

While this lunar exploration webpage refers to a Selene-X, an advanced lunar lander, that in the picture appears to carry a habitation module

And there is a webpage dedicated to the Selene-2 mission that will see a robotic lunar lander

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