Lunar Polar Exploration(LUPEX) Mission – UPSC Prelims

About Lunar Polar Exploration(LUPEX) Mission:
  • LUPEX is a robotic lunar mission by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).
  • Aim: The mission aims to send a lunar rover and lander to explore the South Pole region of the Moon in 2024.
  • Objective: The mission will demonstrate new surface exploration technologies related to vehicular transport. It will also test lunar night survival capabilities for sustainable lunar exploration in the South Pole region of the moon.
  • Contribution: JAXA is likely to provide the H3 launch vehicle and the rover. While ISRO would be responsible for the lander for this mission.
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