Engineering Space

Japan’s Pioneering Lunar Mission: SLIM Lander and the Innovative LEV-2 Rover

Long Read

The race to explore and understand the moon has seen nations and private entities launching missions to our closest celestial neighbour. Among the frontrunners in this renewed lunar exploration is Japan, whose ambitious lunar projects aim to contribute to our understanding of the moon significantly. Its most recent...

Chandrayaan-3 – India hopes to land a rover on the Moon for the first time

Deep Dive

On Wednesday August 23, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) mission Chandrayaan-3 will deploy its lander and rover to the surface of the Moon. The Vikram lander should carry the rover to the lunar surface. ISRO, Author provided As the name suggests, this is the third mission in...

NASA’s Europa Clipper: High-Gain Antenna Boosts Deep Space Communications

Long Read

NASA's exploration of Jupiter's complex moon system is set to take another step forward with the Europa Clipper mission. The probe is designed to explore Jupiter's enigmatic moon, Europa, and this spacecraft is equipped with state-of-the-art technology to unravel the mysteries of the icy moon. NASA has announced...