Japan to build a factory on the moon by 2035

Photo: JAXA

The plant will allow the extraction of drinking water and fuel on the Earth satellite

The plant will be located near the South Pole of the Moon, exactly where, according to the calculations of scientists, there should be ice deposits.

The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency intends to build a plant on the moon by 2035 that will produce hydrogen fuel. This was announced on Monday, September 28, by the Kyodo agency.

It is reported that the enterprise will be located in the South Pole of the Earth satellite. Presumably, there are ice deposits from which drinking water, oxygen and hydrogen will be obtained. The latter, scientists believe, can be used as fuel for travel both on the Moon itself and for flights between it and the circumlunar space station.

“The creation of such a plant would make it possible to significantly reduce the cost of transporting fuel from Earth. In addition, the successful implementation of the project will help accelerate the pace of exploration of the Moon and space,” the Agency said.

In addition, Japan plans to partner with the United States to build an orbiting space station. Gateway… Countries will also exchange information on lunar exploration and jointly develop apparatus for its study and development.

Recall that on January 3, 2019, the Chinese Chang’e-4 spacecraft made a successful landing on the far side of the moon for the first time in human history.

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