UK bidding to take communications lead on proposed moon space station

The UK is hoping to provide essential communication between the moon and scientists on Earth as multinational plans to build a new space station around the moon get under way.

The UK Space Agency is bidding for a slice of key activity on the proposed Lunar Orbital Platform – Gateway, a future outpost intended to serve as a laboratory and short-term accommodation post for astronauts exploring the moon.

In November, the next round of funding decisions will be determined by the European Space Agency (ESA) of which the UK is a member.

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