India and Japan Join Hands For – ‘Lunar Polar Exploration’ mission

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News: Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO) and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency(JAXA) will be launching a joint lunar mission called the Lunar Polar Exploration(LPE).

Facts:

  • Launch Year: 2023
  • Aim: To send a lunar rover and lander to explore the south pole region of the Moon.
  • Objective: To obtain data on the quantity and forms of water resources present in order to determine the feasibility of utilizing such resources for sustainable space exploration activities in the future.
  • Under the mission, JAXA would be building the overall landing module and the rover while ISRO would develop the lander system.