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Japanese and Israeli startups recently agreed to cooperate on an experimental project to generate oxygen on the moon, a potential technology that could make possible long-term lunar missions independent of Earth in the future.

Under the project, Israel’s Helios Project Ltd. will undertake demonstration tests to extract oxygen by melting lunar soil at a high temperature and electrolyzing it. Japan’s Ispace Inc. will deliver equipment for the experiments twice between 2023 and 2025.

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