Jatan's Space

Jatan Mehta
High-quality articles on space exploration and the Moon 🌗 by Jatan Mehta, Contributing Editor for The Planetary Society. 🚀
Created 02 Feb 2021
  • Moon Monday Issue #47
    04 Oct 2021 • 6 min read
    Highlight NASA is requesting proposals from U.S companies to make next-generation spacesuits that the agency will commercially purchase for use by astronauts on the International Space Station and on ...
  • KPLO, South Korea’s first Moon mission
    02 Oct 2021 • 3 min read
    An artist’s impression of the Korean Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter at the Moon. Credit: KARI South Korea is launching the Korean Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter, or KPLO, to the Moon in 2022. With KPLO, South Kor...
  • Moon Monday Issue #46
    27 Sep 2021 • 5 min read
    Highlight NASA’s Human Exploration and Operations Missions Directorate (HEOMD) has been taking care of everything U.S. crewed exploration for the last decade, from sending NASA astronauts to the Inter...
  • India’s Mars orbiter completes six years at the red planet, but where is the science?
    24 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 0 1
    Seven years have passed by and science output from India’s Mars orbiter remains underwhelming. And yet the national government’s and media’s spin on the mission’s science continues to be irrationally ...
  • Moon Monday Issue #45
    20 Sep 2021 • 7 min read
    Highlight NASA has officially set in motion one of the most important pieces to sustain human presence on the Moon. As part of its Lunar Exploration Transportation Services (LETS) program, NASA has aw...
  • Psyche, exploring a metal world
    16 Sep 2021 • 4 min read
    This artist's illustration depicts NASA’s Psyche spacecraft exploring the asteroid Psyche. Credits: NASA / JPL-Caltech / ASU / SSL / Peter Rubin The rocky planets of our solar system—Earth, Mercury, V...
  • Moon Monday Issue #44
    13 Sep 2021 • 4 min read
    Highlight At the Lunar Science Workshop on September 6 and 7, ISRO released new documents for people interested in analyzing the publicly available data from their Chandrayaan 2 orbiter. A Science res...
  • Moon projects
    12 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    Here are Moon projects by me, Jatan, for curious Earthlings from all backgrounds to learn more about the Moon, places on it, and how we explore it. 🚀 Our Moon Curated Moon page for everyone to learn ...
  • Moon Monday Issue #43
    06 Sep 2021 • 5 min read
    I’m not keeping well (non-nominal?) so this issue of Moon Monday may not be as refined as the other ones. However, all major lunar exploration and science updates of the week have been covered, with t...
  • Moon Monday Issue #42
    30 Aug 2021 • 5 min read
    Highlight Following a $46 million funding round earlier this month, ispace Japan has unveiled its next generation lunar lander Series 2, which will be used for the company’s 3rd Moon landing mission i...
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