Water on the Moon – How We Plan to Find it

Water is one of the most important resources in space exploration. Not only is it necessary for human survival, but it can also be broken down to be used as rocket fuel, and even used as radiation protection! The downside is that water is heavy and expensive to transport – so finding it at our destination is highly preferred.

JPL and Lockheed Martin are collaborating to develop a Small Sat called Lunar Trailblazer, which will determine how water forms on the Moon while also mapping the abundance and distribution of water on the lunar surface. The information that Lunar Trailblazer collects will help humans return and establish a safe presence on the Moon.

Scheduled to launch in mid-2023, Red Canyon is proud to support the Lunar Trailblazer’s flight software development, testing, and integration!

Want to learn more about the Lunar Trailblazer mission? Check out the links below!

Finding Water on the Moon

Lunar Trailblazer

A Pioneering Small Sat Investigating Lunar Water and Geology

NASA to continue Lunar Trailblazer despite cost overrun

Lunar Trailblazer faces NASA review after cost overruns

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