The Space Thread

This is unfortunate.

A Japanese lunar lander, carrying a rover developed in the United Arab Emirates, attempted to find its footing on the moon’s surface Tuesday — and potentially mark the world’s first lunar landing for a commercially developed spacecraft. But flight controllers on the ground were not immediately able to regain contact, prompting the company to presume the spacecraft was lost.​
At this point, I don't understand why we haven't put a communications satellite out past the moon to eliminate the blackout zone.

With as much focus as everyone is putting on the moon now, I find it inexcusable that we haven't addressed this issue.

It's the 21st century for crying out loud.