TransOrbital, Inc. announces a private venture to photograph the Moon from lunar orbit. The photos will be very high resolution, using a telescope with a video imager.
"We expect to be able to see the tire tracks from the Apollo-era rovers." says Gregory Nemitz, vice-president of TransOrbital.
TransOrbital's TrailBlazer mission is slated to be the next spacecraft to orbit the Moon, following the crash of the Lunar Prospector. Current plans include a launch date in December, 2000.