NASA Releases ISECG Global Exploration Map

NASA, one of the members of ISECG, released the initial version of  a Global Exploration Roadmap (GER) developed by the  International Space Exploration Coordination Group (ISECG). The roadmap was developed by the 12 space agencies members of ISECG: ASI (Italy), CNES (France), CNSA (China), CSA (Canada), CSIRO (Australia), DLR (Germany), ESA (European Space Agency), ISRO (India), JAXA (Japan), KARI (Republic of Korea), NASA (United States of America), NSAU (Ukraine), Roscosmos (Russia), UKSA (United Kingdom).

The GER begins with the International Space Station and expands human presence throughout the solar system, leading ultimately to crewed missions to explore the surface of Mars, then evolve into two potential pathways: “Asteroid Next” and “Moon Next.” Each pathway represents a mission scenario that covers a 25-year period with a logical sequence of robotic and human missions. NASA has just announced the development of the Space Launch System (SLS) heavy lift and the Multi Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) as  necessary elements for deep space exploration.

› Download The Global Exploration Roadmap (low-resolution, 10 MB PDF)
› Download The Global Exploration Roadmap (high-resolution, 47 MB PDF)

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Andrea Gini

Andrea Gini


Andrea Gini is a scientific journalist and a professional of the space industry, working as a contractor on ISS Payload Safety. He is the Editor-in-chief of the Space Safety Magazine. Andrea is also Chairman of the Information and Communication Committee of the International Association for Advancement in Space Safety (IAASS), publisher of the Space Safety Magazine, and he is responsible for the communication strategy of the association, Andrea holds a BSc and an MSc in computer science from the University of Milano, a Master in scientific journalism from the International School for Advanced Studies of Trieste and a MSc in Space Studies from the International Space University.

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