Mexico plans to put lander on Moon before 2018Staff writer ▼ | June 17, 2015
The Mexican Space Agency (AEM), plans to send a lander to the Moon capable of conducting scientific experiments, making Mexico the first Latin American country to achieve this feat, the Communications and Transportation Secretariat said.
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The lander, which is expected to be launched before 2018, will carry an instrument package that will be selected from among submissions by members of Mexico’s scientific-technology community.
The CONACYT-AEM Sectoral Fund has received 17 design proposals for the mission.
“They will be reviewed by a committee of peers to determine the most viable type of instrument, which will be operated by Mexican scientists, allowing us to develop the human capital needed to work in our country’s space sector,” the AEM said. ■