Artist's illustration of NASA astronauts near the moon's south pole, a region thought to be rich in water ice, a key resource that could help humanity extend its footprint out into the solar system. (Image credit: NASA)

DARPA wants to build a ‘thriving commercial economy’ on the moon in 10 years

By Josh Dinner, Publised by Space.com, 23 August 2023 The Pentagon's R&D department wants to study energy and communications infrastructure on the moon. DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) is seeking rapid development of technologies to support the foundation for an integrated lunar infrastructure.  The 10-Year Lunar Architecture (LunA-10) capability

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Defunct Aeolus satellite to be crashed deliberately into Atlantic Ocean

By Ian Sample, Published by The Guardian, 27 July 2023 European Space Agency to attempt unprecedented manoeuvre despite craft not being designed for controlled re-entry A defunct European satellite is expected to make an unprecedented return to Earth on Friday when mission controllers guide the spacecraft into a fiery dive

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