Taiwan to Make Lunar Lander for NASA Moon-Mining Mission

Taiwan’s Chung-shan Institute of Science and Technology is building a $47 million lander by October, 2018 as part of NASA’s Resource Prospector mission.

“To be honest, the schedule is pressing,” Han Kuo-chang, the head of CSIST’s international cooperation programme, told AFP, adding that the US would supply the rover and the lander's descent propulsion system.

Resource Prospector is important—we have to learn how to live off the land and resources available if we want to go anywhere else in the solar system. The more people working on that problem, the better.