NASA clarifies the Lunar Resource Prospector situation Video

  • NASA clarifies the Lunar Resource Prospector situation Video

NASA clarifies the Lunar Resource Prospector situation Video

Resource Prospector provides for the creation and launch of a lander and a solar generator equipped with a borer. First, in design work over the last five years, the prospector has not been optimized for science-but rather as a precursor for human exploration.

"EAS is no longer pursuing a potential independent Resource Prospecting [sic] (RP) mission, but integrating the RP measurement objectives with [Science Mission Directorate] Lunar Discovery Exploration Program and lander capability advancements under the Advanced Cislunar and Surface Capabilities programs", the agency's budget proposal stated.

As The Verge recounts, thanks to expert Dr. Phil Metzger, the Resource Prospector was originally funded by the program that supports human exploration. A 2022 launch, they wrote, would demonstrate NASA's ability to react quickly to changes in space policy, preempt robotic missions being developed by other nations and pave the way for commercial activities on the moon. The second reason for the mistake is that the science program is for small robotic landers, not 660-pound rovers. That update doesn't offer any detail about what sort of mission those instruments would be moved to or when it might reach the Moon. Scientists sent an open letter to the new NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine (Jim Bridenstine), urging him not to close the already existing mission of the Agency.

As for the palace itself, it is not yet known when it will be built, but it could happen by 2030, according to Wu Weiren, the chief designer of China's moon-exploration project, who also told state broadcaster CCTV in March that the project would be based on the moon's south pole, "which might have water and enough sunlight". Materials could also hold important clues about the moon and space, said the scientists. This Rover is still under development for four years.

Under CLPS, NASA plans to issue multiple indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contracts to companies capable of delivering payloads to the lunar surface.

NASA replied with a declaration posted on the Internet on Friday, according to which some of the devices on the recently-canceled vehicle's board will be used in another future mission, which will be developed for the same objective, namely, the Moon's surface exploration.

The move has thereby astonished the scientists who have been working on the mission.