Toyota Lunar Cruiser will be fueled with fuel made on the MoonSeptember 29, 2020
The plant for the production of this fuel should appear already by 2035
The Japanese Aerospace Agency said it would launch hydrogen fuel production on the Moon by 2035. They will be fueled by the lunar rovers, which are being developed by Toyota.
Scientists from Japan believed that it would be much cheaper to produce hydrogen on the Moon and process it there than to deliver it from Earth. The lack of water does not bother them – according to them, there should be ice deposits on the satellite.
To move a ship with researchers on the lunar surface and to supply the station itself, about 37 tons of water per day are needed. Such volumes will be much cheaper to produce on the satellite itself than to deliver from Earth.
The Japanese space agency JAXA and Toyota signed a cooperation agreement last summer, and this year they are engaged in the full development of the lunar rover.
The test prototype will be built on the basis of one of the automaker’s models and tested on Earth, and by 2030 Toyota plans to launch the first full-size moon rover to the Earth satellite.
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