Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Chaucer Consulting joins mission to the Moon

Chaucer Consulting has been selected as the business program project manager for the preparatory stage of the Lunar Mission One initiative. Lunar Mission One will send an unmanned robotic landing module to the South Pole of the Moon - an area unexplored by previous missions. Chaucer's initial role for the mission is to advise, shape and enable the overall program during the next six months.

The mission will use pioneering technology to drill down to a depth of at least 20 meters - 10 times deeper than has ever been drilled before - and potentially as deep as 100 meters. “This will provide access to lunar rock dating back up to 4.5 billion years to discover the geological composition of the Moon, the ancient relationship it shares with our planet and the effects of asteroid bombardment," Chaucer said in a company press release. “Ultimately, the project will improve scientific understanding of the early solar system, the formation of our planet and the Moon, and the conditions that initiated life on Earth.”

"The Lunar Mission One project's progress will depend on the initial scoping and delivery of this preliminary stage,” said Chris Laslett, Chaucer Global CEO.
Lunar Mission One is being run by Lunar Missions Ltd, its operating company, to which
Chaucer will report.

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