- Lunar regolith has been the bane of lunar spacecraft and astronauts for a reason.
- Any spacecraft that lands on or traverses the Moon is at risk from the dust it kicks up.
- Unweathered shards of rock and glass can easily scratch sensitive instruments and wear away at surfaces.
- The hardened molten regolith is tough enough to withstand the weight of rovers and other spacecraft with minimal dust kickup.
- The technology is envisioned to play a major role in the first phase survivability of lunar infrastructure and base development.
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