The Latvian startup company Eventech has been entrusted to help develop a part of the landing systems for the Luna-27 module. This is an unprecedented opportunity for such a small country to become involved in such a large-scale space project, Labs of Latvia report.

The company has signed an agreement with the British space technology company Neptec, which works together with NASA, the European Space Agency, Airbus, the UK Space Agency and other institutions. As part of the Luna-27 mission project, Eventech will help develop the module’s landing system, or more precisely - light detection and ranging sensors (LiDAR). The LiDAR system must ensure high resolution 3D images from the Moon to determine the most suitable and safest place for the landing of the module. It is planned that the international space mission Luna-27, which is a collaboration between the European Space Agency, the Russian Federal Space Agency and Airbus, will be launched to the Moon in 2021.

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