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Offline WestCoast

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EU and Russia to go to the Moon
« on: October 28, 2015, 12:20:54 PM »
Looks like EU and probably US sanctions against Russia will have be lifted soon. The EU and Russia have said they are planning a joint effort to return to the Moon. Currently the EU and Russia have sanctions against each other over a number of different items including such mundane items as fresh fruit and vegetables yet they are committed to sending a lander to an unexplored area at the Moon's south pole.

The mission, called Luna 27, is set for launch in five years' time will determine if there is are the necessary items such as water and raw materials to make fuel and oxygen. Lunar 27 is the first in a series of missions that will culminate in the return of humans to the Moon by 2030. Future plans are for a permanent Moon base which would happen later, probably much later.

No mention of American involvement but as the only country to land on the Moon on several occasions the Americans, like it or not are the experts with regard to Moon missions. Add to that the fact that the EU and Russia are both suffering financial problems and American involvement may be needed both for American expertise and financial resources.  Other countries such as China may also end up going to the Moon either as part of a multi country effort or going it alone.

An ESA sketch of a lunar lander. © ESA
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Re: EU and Russia to go to the Moon
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2015, 12:40:49 PM »   :laugh: :laugh:
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