New 'moon camera' developed for NASA's upcoming Artemis III lunar landing

Moon Camera being tested in Lanzarote
(Image credit: ESA / A.Romeo)

Plans for humanity's triumphant return to the moon are in full swing at NASA, and there will be a lot of photos taken using a new moon camera developed especially for astronauts to use in space: the Handheld Universal Lunar Camera (HULC)

NASA has enlisted the help of the ESA (European Space Agency) to develop and test a camera suitable for the next lunar excursion – the Artemis III mission, currently planned for December 2025. The camera will be Frankensteined from off-the-shelf professional bodies, offering great sensitivity to light and state-of-the-art lenses. 

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Kalum Carter
Staff Writer

Kalum Carter is a photographer, photo editor and writer based in the UK, and for almost a decade he has worked with brands and publications to create, edit, and sequence imagery. Having recently graduated with a Master's Degree in Photography from the University of the West of England (UWE), Kalum joined Digital Camera World as a Staff Writer, covering news, reviews, and his biggest passion – photography books! 

Kalum's photography has been published and exhibited around the world, and he continues to photograph on a project-by-project basis. He is currently working on a personal project capturing the people and landscape of Gower, South Wales. Currently untitled, this body of work will be exhibited for the National Trust later this year.