TransOrbital's TrailBlazer lunar orbiter

Larry Klaes (
Wed, 04 Aug 1999 11:59:25 -0400

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.