Published on May 28th,2010 at 5:54 PM
By >Akihabara News Team

Japan to construct Robotic Base on the Moon by 2020

2020 Japan's Lunar Robot Station

Japan is planning to invest 200 billion yen for a robotic base near the south pole of the Moon by 2020. For the project, rover robots some of which weigh about 300 kg will be exploring the moon’s inner structure and gather rock samples. In order for these tasks, they will be equipped with solar panels, seismographs as well as HD cameras and arms. The government is also planning to establish a power system based on solar power and lithium-ion batteries. Another interesting detail is their plan for HDTV broadcast from the Moon.

This unmanned lunar base can be considered as a precursor for Japan’s manned lunar base project starting from 2030.

P.S. For the ones interested, actually George Friedman, the CEO of the private intelligence corporation Stratfor, has already talked about this and made many other feasible forecasts in his book “The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century. Highly recommended.

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Comments
 

  • george w bush

    good, now all the “we never land on the moon” nutjobs can shut the hell up, especially when they show pics of stuff that was already put there by humans.

    • Christian

      I’ll be happy to see what you said…
      I guess you, “believers”, now have all the time to set-up a good excuse about the missing flag…
      Something better of “…maybe a strong solar wind bring it away…”
      ;)

  • Buyck

    It was about time that we colonize the Moon. We are waiting for decades! We have better technology then ever before to do it! They landed on the Moon with Apollo program in the late 1960′s with much less comfort and reliable stuff.

  • Buyck

    I must say i now its a unmanned mission. Hopefully in 2030 a manned moonbase.

 

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