AFRL project will help ensure return to the moon is safe


As NASA sets a return to the moon in its sights, the Air Force Research Lab, headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, will help ensure the way there is safe.

The Space Vehicles Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) held a competition to select a set of flight experiments, and one of those experiments will involve tracking objects between the Earth and the moon.

That project is called “CHPS” for the “Cislunar Highway Patrol System,” said the director of the AFRL Space Vehicles Directorate, Col. Eric Felt.

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Story excerpt provided by Dayton Daily News.

Written by Thomas Gnau.

Originally published November 4, 2020.

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