NASA is testing its new explorer in conditions simulating the moon’s surface before its flight 2022


NASA is testing its new explorer VIPER, which is scheduled to land on the moon in 2022, in conditions that mimic its soil, as NASA’s water-detecting vehicle is on its way to motion, and a golf-size machine has practiced the test in the laboratory of operations The lunar (SLOPE) of the Glen Research Center (SLOPE), which moved in a large box of soil, allowed scientists to see how it would be achieved on the moon’s surface.

“The test data will be used to assess the force of traction and wheels, determine the energy requirements for a variety of maneuvers, and compare methods for traversing steep slopes,” NASA said in a statement.

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Moon Explorer during the test

The US space agency first announced a new lunar explorer last year in October, which it will launch by December 2022.

Also, once VIPER lands on the moon, the spacecraft will spend about 100 days collecting data designed to identify potential water sources.

“The key to living on the moon is water, just as it is here on Earth,” said Daniel Andrews, VIPER mission project director and director of engineering at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley.

Since the confirmation of the lunar iceberg ten years ago, the question now is whether the moon really contains the amount of resources we need to live outside the world.

And Andrews added, “This lunar explorer will help us answer many of the questions we have about where and how much water is used.”

Also, according to researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, who recently published research in Nature Geoscience, water ice may be closed deep in the moon’s surface, and may be large enough to support future human settlements.


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