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August 29, 2011

NASA Reviews Moon Express Lunar Landing Technology

Mini-Radar System Demonstrated Under Terms Of First Task Order

Google Lunar X PRIZE contender Moon Express says that it has successfully demonstrated a critical component of its lunar landing technology to NASA under its Innovative Lunar Demonstration Data (ILDD) Program contract. The Moon Express Mini-Radar System promises to radically reduce the cost and mass of the company's commercial lunar landing system.

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NASA Makes Final Preparations For GRAIL Launch

Delta II Rocket Set To Boost The Satellites Towards The Moon September 8th

NASA's Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory (GRAIL), mission to study the moon is in final launch preparations for a scheduled September 8 launch onboard a Delta II rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. GRAIL's twin spacecraft are tasked for a nine-month mission to explore Earth's nearest neighbor in unprecedented detail. They will determine the structure of the lunar interior from crust to core and advance our understanding of the thermal evolution of the moon.

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