Moon's water will provide future settlers with all the important resources, ranging from a great need for rocket hydration. By breaking down the bonds between Hydrogen Dioxide Structure (H2O) scientists can create oxygen for breathing and hydrogen for fuel. But before that happens, scientists need to understand better where the water is and how it is stored on the moon. To this end, researchers at Surrey University and the Surrey Space Center are working on cheap miniature satellites to analyze the surface of the Moon. , talks with Express.co.uk about Surrey's contribution to the race back to the moon.
Thanks to the Apollo program between 1969 and 1972, the US space agency NASA has made many critical discoveries about the composition and environment of the Moon.
And while NASA plans to return to the moon by 2024, scientists are once again excited about the prospect of walking on Earth's only satellite.
Apollo's greatest apollo player, Professor Underwood said, "Our current understanding is that the moon's polar poles probably conceal water deposits.
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Professor Underwood said, "The great game changer for the Moon happened after Apollo. The results from Apollo showed us that the rocks are incredibly dry.
"This is the mission of the Moon – not a direct discovery – this is the mission we are working on in Surrey."
"This is the European Moon mission using CubeSat to go and explore these regions with a laser from the lunar orbit, and really map exactly where these deposits are. 11 to the Moon of Two Days
Finding and tapping in these lunar fields will be a big leap forward for future moon missions.
Water and rocket fuel are too heavy for a resource to be transported between and back to Earth and the Moon.
For example, every drop of water is used as much as possible by continuous recycling.
The Moon has access to water tanks that can be recycled and used by astronauts
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He said, "We have drinking water, oxygen to breathe and hydrogen-oxygen to make rocket fuel, so it's the perfect place to jump out of the rest of the solar system."
That's why I see that we live on the Moon by the end of the 2020s and 2030s, let's say by 2050. "
CubeSat's mission is still under development, but the university plays an important role in the design phase
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in Surrey will also be built the moon CubeSats .
The mission is called Orbiter or VMMO, which includes partners from the European Space Agency. (ESA), University of Winnipeg USA, MPB Communications and others.
There is a potential to launch a window between 2021 and 2022 as part of the Lunar Communications Pathfinder Orbiter mission and Surrey Satellite Technology.
Professor Underwood said, "There is still a whole world to study. If you look down on this surface, then there is a whole world. "