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#1 2020-06-14 20:11:18

SpaceNut
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VIPER Lunar Rover to Map Water Ice

I think any unmanned mission counts...as if we are going to stay we need to find good stores of the water or ice..
New VIPER Lunar Rover to Map Water Ice on the Moon

viper_rover_mgru_in_rockyard1.jpg

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VIPER_(rover)

On 11 June 2020, NASA has awarded Astrobotic Technology of Pittsburgh US$199.5 million to deliver NASA Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER) to the Moon's South Pole in late 2023. VIPER rover will be carried by Astrobotic with its Griffin lander in late 2023. VIPER's flight to the Moon is part of NASA's Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) initiative. Or sooner...

https://www.digitaltrends.com/news/nasa … strobotic/

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