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TechnologyIs a space war brewing? Russia announces it will establish a lunar colony by 2040 just hours after Nasa says it's returning to the moon 'to stay'

17:55  30 november  2018
17:55  30 november  2018 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Russia ’s federal space agency intends to establish a lunar colony by the year 2040 . NASA , meanwhile, announced today that it ’d have a But a lunar land feud may be looming. It ’ s become apparent the US and Russia have set their sights on a human-crewed moon landing as soon as

“The lunar program will be implemented in several stages by 2040 ,” Roscosmos said Wednesday after a joint At Wednesday’ s joint session, scientists also proposed establishing a telescope on the dark side of the moon to gather data from space as part of the lunar program, Rustam Dagkesamanskiy

Is a space war brewing? Russia announces it will establish a lunar colony by 2040 just hours after Nasa says it's returning to the moon 'to stay'© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Russia will establish a moon colony by 2040, the federal space agency announced. According to the agency, getting a human-crewed landing to set up a lunar base is the top priority (stock)

Russia will establish a moon colony by 2040, the federal space agency announced.

According to officials, getting a human-crewed landing to set up a lunar base is the top priority.

The news comes just after Nasa revealed it plans to take America back to the moon 'to stay' using private firms to run the business.

Rosmocos, the Russian space agency, said it will launch the strategy in three phases.

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He likened it to the growth of the railways, when villages grew around train stations, followed by businesses. By 2030, there could be an initial lunar ESA boss Jan Woerner has mooted replacing the orbiting International Space Station with a permanent lunar colony , a futuristic idea that was high

This will include launching an orbital station, then a manned mission and subsequently the construction of a permanent base.

A spokesperson said the agency had pinpointed 'unique regions with favourable conditions for the construction of lunar bases' using a satellite.

'The implementation of the lunar program will be held in several stages until 2040.'

The announcement was made at a joint meeting of the Moscow-based Scientific and Technical Council of Roscosmos and the Space Council of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Officials say the goal of lunar programmes is to ensure national interests are fulfilled in space.

'Moon exploration issues are now heading the agenda of our Space Council. The question is really serious', said the President of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Alexander Sergeyev.

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While Nasa says the first manned trip to Mars could take place as early as 2035, the second Craters near the moon 's poles are permanently shrouded in darkness and it ' s believed they hold large ' It will be a truly global venture. I believe that all spacefaring nations of today and tomorrow can contribute

'We understand our limited resources. The geopolitical situation is not conducive to attracting these resources.'

'It's impossible to solve earthly problems, not knowing where we are moving in the future,' said Dmitry Rogozin, Director General of the Roscosmos State Corporation.

Is a space war brewing? Russia announces it will establish a lunar colony by 2040 just hours after Nasa says it's returning to the moon 'to stay'© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The announcement was made at a joint meeting of the Moscow-based Scientific and Technical Council of Roscosmos and the Space Council of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Pictured is Dmitry Rogozin, Director General of the Roscosmos State Corporation at the conference

Just yesterday Nasa revealed it also wants to return to the moon - and set up for good.

The space agency plans to work with nine private firms, ranging from small startups to giants like Lockheed Martin, to develop robotic landers and systems to mine the natural resources on the moon.

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It included developing preliminary plans for a lunar outpost by 2012[63] and establishing an outpost by 2020. Precursor missions that would help develop It was announced by NASA in March 2017.[106] It is to dock with the Deep Space Gateway (DSG) station, which would be in cis- lunar space after its

“ It ’ s the next frontier,” said Paul Spudis, a Houston-based scientist who has devoted his life to studying the moon . “Whoever gets to the frontier first will establish what kind of political and social paradigm will be followed.” During the original Apollo missions astronauts did as much science as they could

This will help develop the technology need for eventual manned missions, and Nasa Administrator Jim Bridenstine pledged to have a manned lunar base within a decade.

The first new lunar missions could blast off as early next year.

'We're building the next chapter of American exploration, returning to the moon - to stay,' the space agency announced.

'I think that it is possible we can have a presence on the moon with humans within a decade,' said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine.

'We're going to utilize the resources of the moon, and take this all the way to Mars

Bridenstine, a former U.S. Navy fighter pilot and Oklahoma congressman tapped by President Donald Trump in April as NASA chief, said the plan was part of Trump's Space Directive-1 policy.

'Today's announcement marks tangible progress in America's return to the Moon's surface to stay,' he said.

He said future bases would be international, and that he hoped the US would lead the plans.

'The innovation of America's aerospace companies, wedded with our big goals in science and human exploration, are going to help us achieve amazing things on the Moon and feed forward to Mars.'

Nasa plans to create a commercial marketplace called the Commercial Lunar Payload Services Program (CLIPS) to develop technology that will eventually establish a continuous Moon presence.

A maximum of $2.6bn is earmarked for the project, and Nasa will also  buy space on commercial robotic landers, along with other customers, to deliver payloads to the lunar surface.

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