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NASA cancels lunar rover

Accepted submission by Anonymous Coward at 2018-04-29 12:04:30

The Washington Post reports [] that NASA "has canceled its only lunar rover currently in development," Resource Prospector []. From Wikipedia:

Resource Prospector is a cancelled mission concept by NASA of a rover that would have performed a survey expedition on a polar region of the Moon. The rover was to attempt to detect and map the location of volatiles such as hydrogen, oxygen and lunar water which could foster more affordable and sustainable human exploration to the Moon, Mars, and other Solar System bodies.

The mission concept was still in its pre-formulation stage, when it was scraped in April 2018. The Resource Prospector mission was proposed to be launched in 2022.

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