cislunar


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cislunar

(sis-loo -ner) Of or in the region of space between the Earth and the Moon.

cislunar

[¦sis′lü·nər]
(astronomy)
Of or pertaining to phenomena, projects, or activity in the space between the earth and moon, or between the earth and the moon's orbit.
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The project, if successful, would be the first ever human journey into cislunar space, and poses some significant technological challenges, such as protecting the craft from cosmic radiation and solar flares.
Primarily operating in cislunar space-the volume of space around the moon featuring multiple possible stable staging orbits for future deep space missions-NASA will advance and validate capabilities required for humans to live and work at distances much farther away from our home planet, such as at Mars.
The feasibility is enabled by three key developments: the ability to discover and characterise an adequate number of sufficiently small near-Earth asteroids for capture and return; the ability to implement sufficiently powerful solar electric propulsion systems to enable transportation of the captured asteroid; and the proposed human presence in cislunar space in the 2020s enabling exploration and exploitation of the returned asteroid," the report detailed.
Primarily operating in cislunar space the volume of space around the moon featuring multiple possible stable staging orbits for future deep space missions NASA will advance and validate capabilities required for humans to live and work at distances much farther away from our home planet, such as at Mars.