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ILOA and Moon Express Unveil Worlds’ First Privately Sponsored Lunar Telescope

The ILO-X Lunar Telescope. Credits: Moon Express

[ILOA Press Release - 29.05.2013]
The International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA), based in Hawai`i and led by American businessman and educator Steve Durst, today unveiled flight test hardware for the first private telescope that will be launched to the Moon in 2015. Designed and built under contract from ILOA by Silicon Valley-based Moon Express, Inc., the International Lunar Observatory precursor (ILO-X) will capture never before seen images of the Galaxies, Stars, Planets, Moon and Earth and be accessible to educators, researchers and the general public in a pioneering experiment to democratize access to space exploration.

Independently sponsored space telescope to be launched to the Moon and deliver Galaxy Imagery from the lunar surface

IOLA Observatory on the Moon. Credits: ILOA

[ILOA Press Release - 26.07.2012]
The International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA), led by American businessman / educator Steve Durst, plans to place an astronomical observatory on the Moon to capture never before seen images of the Galaxy / Stars, Moon and Earth and broadcast them in support of the worldwide Galaxy Forum 21st Century Education program.

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