NASA’s New “Lunar Backpack” Can Generate a Real-Time 3D Terrain Map To Aid Moon Explorers


Consider a mountaineering expedition in a completely uncharted environment, where the hikers had the ability to generate a real-time 3D map of the terrain. NASA researchers and industry partners have developed a remote-sensing mapping system that will aid explorers in one of the most remote areas imaginable: the airless wastelands of the Moon’s South Pole. The Kinematic Navigation and Cartograp...

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