The European Space Agency will organize the 2018 mission to the moon. This mission will be called Lunar Lander Mission.
The spacecraft, which is designed to explore the moon, due in 2018 to land directly on the surface. Even though it will be unmanned robotic mission, the project’s organizers believe that this mission will be the base for further manned missions to Mars and the Moon.
The main objective of this mission will study the moon’s surface as well as a demonstration to the world that Europe can reliably and safely deliver cargo to the lunar surface. In addition, during this mission the European Space Agency plans to show that it is able to create the most reliable technology for a soft landing on the lunar surface.
The spacecraft will be able to independently and automatically choose the most safe place to land, surface analysis of the situation in advance directly with the approach of a natural satellite of the Earth.
In Lunar Lander experts are going to use a spacecraft with a diameter of 5 meters and a height of 3 meters. The power supply of the device is solar energy.
It is known beforehand that the unmanned spacecraft to land on the South Pole of the Moon.
Starting the machine and start the mission will take place at the launch site in Kourou. It is planned that this research unit will stay on the moon from a few weeks to 3 months.