Whitepaper #008 submitted to the Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032. Topics: exoplanets; Mercury and/or the Moon; technology development
The asset hosts a galactic propulsion system research facility on the Moon. Energy is being generated and transferred to small spacecraft, from fusion reactors located 3 meters below the lunar surface. The facility comprises a descent/recharge/ascent platform for ESPA class spacecraft plus 3 pressurized habitats for human explorers.