The new lunar landing proposal by NASA outlines seven science priorities and intends to establish a lunar base camp

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recently issued a 188-page paper detailing its “Artemis III” mission that began in 2024, according to a US media article on December 8. China’s seven key science goals include further elucidating the past of the Earth-Moon system’s effects, etc in order to unravel the mystery” shrouded in the “Moon Goddess”

In news, the American media found out that the “Artemis” plan’s ultimate aim is to create a “Artemis base camp” on the moon. While all operations are currently being carried out in an orderly fashion, with tens of billions of dollars and the consent of the President and Congress, the realization of this ambitious initiative demands that NASA be able to secure adequate assurances of financing.

Set seven priorities for research

The Artemis 1 mission is expected to be finished by the end of 2021, and will test the Space Launch System (SLS) and the unmanned Orion spacecraft, according to a report by the Physicist Organization Network on the 8th. The ‘Artemis 2’ mission will be launched in 2023, where there will be a manned test flight, but it will not land on the moon. ‘Artemis 3’ is expected to launch in 2024 with the objective of sending a male and a female astronaut to the moon. This woman would become the first woman ever to hit the moon if she is successful.

Thomas Zubchen, NASA Space Project Council Vice President, said The moon has great scientific potential, and astronauts will help us better understand the moon.”

According to a US Space Network study on the 8th, NASA has set seven science targets for the “Artemis 3” program in this 188-page report, including: understanding the origin and evolution of planets, so the moon can be used as a model for other planetary “thin air” bodies (such as asteroids); understanding the moon’s polar volatiles-including the properties and sourccellation of the moon.

Conducting preliminary scientific experiments in the lunar atmosphere to aid in carrying out astronomical research (and other scientific work) from behind the moon. Once NASA decides the tests can be carried out on the moon, the related data can be more clarified; the possibility of discovery can be studied and minimized, and NASA aims to explore the moon. Exercises will provide valuable evidence for sending people to Mars in the 1930s.

Focus on collaboration between humans and machines

In the paper, NASA also stressed that by then, astronauts would only be able to remain on the moon for a maximum of 6 and a half days and will carry out similar activities in conjunction with the machine.

According to the study, missions like NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter have been inspecting the lunar surface from above in recent decades. Sending explorers to the lunar surface for on-site discovery remains a big challenge, considering the continuous development in the fields of artificial intelligence and computer imaging. Wow. Improvement.

Astronauts need to engage in geological surveying and preparation for this purpose. This practical exercises would allow astronauts to assess the geological significance of rocks and to improve the precision of their sampling work. In the paper, NASA officials pointed out The key lies in the geological observations of well-trained astronauts who can use modern tools to communicate with scientists on Earth in real time, to get the best results from this sample return program.”

Another NASA preparation guideline states: “Astronauts should be trained and equipped with appropriate equipment to collect various surface and underground samples.”

The US Space Network announced that the Artemis 3 launch was not fitted with a lunar rover, which means that the crew would operate on foot, much as the first landing on the moon was performed by the astronauts on the Apollo 11 mission in 1969.

NASA said, however that the “Artemis 4” mission would require a pressureless lunar rover to “expand the detection range and allow more diverse sampling of regional surface and underground samples.”

The secret to growth is financial stability.

According to the paper, if everything goes according to plan, NASA will launch a series of manned missions to the moon after the ‘Artemis 3’ flight, and finally a permanent research expedition called ‘Artemis Base Camp’ will be established. Hey, station. Habitat, power systems (possibly using solar or batteries) and communication systems will be included in this base camp. In addition, potential lunar expeditions may continue for months or even longer as scientists develop more facilities on the lunar surface.

Actually, some milestones of the “Artemis” plan are being carried out in an organized fashion, and others are about to be realized, including lunar space suit tests in the next few years, and the “Artemis 1″ rocket’s center stage. Green Operation Test Series,”Green Operation Test Series”Orion”Orion”Artemis 1″Artemis 1″Artemis 1″Artemis 1”

Nonetheless, whether the “Artemis” initiative can get what it wants” to a significant degree will depend on whether in the next few years NASA will get full funding. NASA expects that the Human Landing Technology will be able to gain US$3.2 billion in financing for fiscal 2021, according to US Space News, but the Senate version of the budget bill only allocates US$1 billion; the House version of the bill allocates only US$600 million. The passage of any bill would put at risk its moon landing timetable in 2024.