ESA has released an Announcement of Opportunity to partner in the definition of a mission to create water or oxygen at the lunar surface before 2025.

The results of this initial phase will inform follow on activities and a decision on implementation expected in 2019.

Three areas are targeted:

- Commercial lander services
- Commercial communications services
- In Situ Resource Utilisation demonstration payload

For more information and links to the ESA industrial procurement portal see:

http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Human_Spaceflight/First_steps_returning_humanity_to_the_Moon

Posted by: Soderman/SSERVI Staff
Source: ESA/NASA

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