Europe could be looking to mine the moon by 2025

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Published on January 23, 2019 - Duration: 00:38s

Europe could be looking to mine the moon by 2025

The European Space Agency will be working with local companies in Europe to prepare for an upcoming lunar mission.


Europe could be looking to mine the moon by 2025

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RESTRICTIONS: Broadcast: NO USE JAPAN, NO USE TAIWAN Digital: NO USE JAPAN, NO USE TAIWAN The European Space Agency will be working with local companies in Europe to prepare for an upcoming lunar mission.

Ariane Group, a Paris-based rocket company, said it has signed a one-year contract with the European Space Agency to prepare for a moon mission by 2025.

The European Space Agency will work with Ariane Group and PTScientists, a German startup to build a lunar lander for the mission.

The European Space Agency plans to mine regolith, or moon rock, from the moon's surface in the next six years, according to The Telegraph.

Regolith covers the entire surface of the moon and is made up of clay, glass fragments, mineral as well as chemical compounds such as iron oxide from which oxygen, water and fuel could be extracted.

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The moon and the lunar lander appearing on the surface of the moon 2.

Regolith from the moon 3.

What regolith is made out of 4.

What the scientists plan to extract out of regolith VOICEOVER (in English): "The European Space Agency will work with Ariane Group and PTScientists, a German startup, to build a lunar lander for the mission." "According to The Telegraph, the European Space Agency plans to mine regolith, or moon rock, from the moon's surface in the next six years." "Regolith covers the entire surface of the moon and is made up of clay, glass fragments, mineral.." "..as well as chemical compounds such as iron oxide from which oxygen, water and fuel could be extracted." SOURCES: The Telegraph, European Space Agency Press Release, The Washington Post https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2019/01/21/european-space-agency-wants-mine-moon-2025/ http://spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=53602 https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/europeans-contemplating-moon-mission-by-2025/2019/01/21/c7bb1230-1d9b-11e9-a759-2b8541bbbe20_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.c23dccee146c *** For story suggestions please contact tips@nextanimation.com.tw For technical and editorial support, please contact: Asia: +61 2 93 73 1841 Europe: +44 20 7542 7599 Americas and Latam: +1 800 738 8377

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