The esa wants to span a communication and navigation network around the moon and has now commissioned two groups of companies to develop concepts for dafur. In view of various planned missions to the moon, the european space agency wants to make its contribution to the fact that it does not remain with one-time flights, but can be set up a permanent prasence on the moon.
If exploratory gates, spacecraft and other missions are no longer dependent on their own technique for position determination and communication with the earth, there was more space for other technology or the costs could be lensed, the esa buried the step. If the communication and position determination is provided, more esa member states can carry out their own missions.
So many possibilities
For years, the esa has called in the context of an initiative called "moonlight", what is particularly important for the art exploration of the moon. Satellite networks for communication with the earth and the location determination had switched out as a particularly priority. If such were in operation, space probes could land overall, telescopes are set up on the moon – even on the ground facing site. Esa even speculates via vr applications, where moon-rover could be controlled live from the earth. How to look like the existing satellite networks, two company groups should now work around the british company surrey satellite technology limited and to work around telespazio from italy.