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Japan to provide lunar rover for U.S. Artemis initiative

  • December 2, 2019
  • , Nikkei
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Nikkei wrote today that as part of its support for the U.S.’s Artemis moon exploration program, Japan is expected to provide a lunar rover as well as airlift fuel and other supplies to the Gateway platform using a new H-3 rocket and a next-generation HTV-X cargo vehicle. JAXA plans to utilize the expertise acquired through joint research with India to produce lunar rovers. The Japanese space organization is also set to share data with NASA on the lunar surface obtained by a SLIM (Smart Lander for Investigating Moon) satellite to be launched in FY2021.

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