Analogues for Preparing Robotic and Human Exploration on the Moon

Project duration: 1 year

Project conclusion: October 2015

Client: ESA – EAC (European Astronaut Centre)

Consortium: Space Applications Services N.V., Belgium; COMEX S.A., France; LIQUIFER Systems Group GmbH, Austria


Task: production of an Artificial Lunar Analogues study to; identify gaps in lunar analogue capacity (in Europe and worldwide) based on current exploration roadmaps; identify means to close these gaps, through exploitation of existing lunar analogue facilities, and the establishment of new ones; draft technical, utilisation, and implementation concepts for the most needed lunar analogue(s), selected in agreement with the client.  >link