Japan intends to build a hydrogen plant on the moon

It seems that not only the United States has set out to deploy "violent activity" on the surface of our natural satellite. The day before in the Land of the Rising Sun, they announced plans to build a plant for the production of hydrogen fuel on the Moon by 2035. This is reported by the Kyodo edition with reference to the Japan Aerospace Research Agency.

Extraction and production of "ecological fuel" will be in the region of the south pole of the moon. It is there that the largest ice deposits are located, which can be used to produce drinking water, oxygen and hydrogen.

In the future, the extracted fuel can be used not only for movement equipment on the surface of our satellite, but also for flights to a promising lunar station. Experts from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency estimate that 21 to 37 tons of water will be required to meet the above goals. At the same time, the "space plant" could significantly reduce the cost of delivering fuel from Earth and accelerate the pace of exploration of the Moon.

Recall that in July this year, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan signed an agreement with NASA on cooperation in the field of lunar exploration. The interaction of the countries will consist in joint supplies of equipment, the exchange of data obtained on the surface of our natural satellite, the creation of the latest rover, as well as the possible dispatch of Japanese astronauts to the moon.
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  1. Cyril Offline Cyril
    Cyril (Kirill) 28 September 2020 19: 57
    I hope they succeed. Japanese astronautics is very strong, people there are smart
    1. Obama Barack Offline Obama Barack
      Obama Barack (Obama Barack) 29 September 2020 18: 06
      Japanese astronautics are very strong ...

      Is this a joke? See the statistics of successful launches from Japan.
      1. Cyril Offline Cyril
        Cyril (Kirill) 29 September 2020 20: 20
        Well, let's take a look at the statistics on the currently in service Japanese missiles:

        - H-IIA missile - 31 successful launches, 1 unsuccessful;

        - H-IIB rocket - 6 successful launches, 0 unsuccessful

        - rocket H-II - 7 successful launches, 2 unsuccessful;

        Quite normal indicators.

        And the Japanese themselves were able to organize and conduct 2 Hayabusa missions to launch an AMS to asteroids with the delivery of soil samples to the ground. This is not counting its own Oklovenerian apparatus, numerous orbital observatories, an orbiting lunar AMS, and apparatus that studied comets.

        And the Japan Aerospace Agency also has its own (and, by the way, the largest and most well-equipped) scientific module on the ISS and the most capacious cargo ship for supplying the station.

        So yes, yes, Japan's astronautics is very, very well developed.
  2. g1washntwn Offline g1washntwn
    g1washntwn (George Washington) 29 September 2020 06: 28
    If only they did not defrost some prehistoric virus from the moon ice. They will bring him to Earth and hello to the extinct Martians. I give the plot to Hollywood.
  3. isofat Offline isofat
    isofat (isofat) 29 September 2020 21: 05
    How the absence of an electromagnetic field affects a person has not been studied. In the USSR, a lunar rover was sent to the moon, not cosmonauts. I have a suspicion that the moon cannot be conquered without artificial intelligence.
    1. Cyril Offline Cyril
      Cyril (Kirill) 29 September 2020 22: 09
      How the absence of an electromagnetic field affects a person has not been studied


      In the USSR, a lunar rover was sent to the moon, not cosmonauts.

      Ours launched the vehicle with animals to fly around the moon, returned healthy, changes in the organizations are minimal and not fatal.

      The Americans sent 6 astronaut expeditions to the moon. So there is plenty of data
      1. isofat Offline isofat
        isofat (isofat) 29 September 2020 22: 28
        Quote: Cyril

        No. They study.