In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA’s ambitions for the human exploration of the Moon and Mars could mean some difficult negotiations with some potential international partners. Poor launch site weather in Japan prompts a launch delay in the United Arab Emirate’s (UAE) Hope mission to Mars.
Human Space Exploration
What’s in a name when it comes to an “accord”?The Space Review (7/13): The Artemis Accords, a set of guidelines for cooperation between NASA and other global space agencies in the future exploration of the Moon and Mars as well as finding and making use of its resources, are it turns out more than an extension of the Intergovernmental Agreement that brought 15 nations together for the International Space Station (ISS). The Accords, for instance, are to be bilateral between NASA and each partner in projects like a lunar orbiting, human tended Gateway and lunar surface activities.
Rogozin not interested in cooperating with U.S. on lunar program, prefers ChinaSpacepolicyonline.com (7/13): During an interview marking the 5th anniversary of Roscosmos, Russia’s federal space agency, its head, Dmitry Rogozin, stated Russia would rather cooperate with China than the U.S. in the future human exploration of the Moon and Mars. Though the U.S. ...