by Staff Writers
Madrid, Spain (XNA) Aug 22, 2012
China Great Wall Industry Corporation will send a Spanish rover to the moon in June 2014, according to the Galactic Suite company which heads the "Barcelona Moon Team" that is competing in the Google Lunar X Prize contest to the moon.
The rover will be launched by a Long March 2C/CTS-2 rocket from China's Xichang Satellite Launch Center.
The Barcelona Moon Team is the only team based in Spain to take part in the Google Lunar X Prize, which challenges participants to create a robot that can move over the lunar surface and send live images back to Earth before December 2015.
Source: Xinhua News Agency
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LRO Spectrometer Detects Helium in Moon's Atmosphere
Boulder CO (SPX) Aug 17, 2012
Scientists using the Lyman Alpha Mapping Project (LAMP) aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter have made the first spectroscopic observations of the noble gas helium in the tenuous atmosphere surrounding the Moon. These remote-sensing observations complement in-situ measurements taken in 1972 by the Lunar Atmosphere Composition Experiment (LACE) deployed by Apollo 17. Although LAMP was ... read more
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