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Lunar Polar Exploration ISRO Mission 2024 With Japan

Lunar Polar Exploration Mission

India’s attempt to land a lander and rover on the moon’s surface in its Chandrayaan-2 mission could help the US plan a slot to land a human on its return to the earth’s satellite and Japan plan a base for future exploration.
The Lunar Polar Exploration Mission is a robotic lunar mission concept by the Japan's space agency JAXA and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) that would send a lunar rover and lander to explore the south pole region of the Moon in 2024. JAXA is likely to provide the under-development H3 launch vehicle and the rover, while ISRO would be responsible for the lander.
Lunar Polar Exploration Mission
NamesLunar Polar Exploration
Formerly: Chandrayaan-3
Mission typeLunar lander, rover
OperatorISRO / JAXA
Mission duration6 months (planned)
Spacecraft properties
ManufacturerLander: ISRO
Launcher and rover: JAXA
Launch mass≈6,000 kg (13,000 lb)
Payload mass≈500 kg (1,100 lb)
Start of mission
Launch dateSuggested: 2024
RocketH3 (rocket)
Launch siteLA-Y, Tanegashima
Moon lander
Landing siteSouth polar region
Moon rover
Chandrayaan programme


The Lunar Polar Exploration Mission would demonstrate new surface exploration technologies related to vehicular transport and lunar night survival for sustainable lunar exploration in polar regions. For precision landing it would utilize feature matching algorithm and navigational equipment derived from JAXA's SLIM mission. The lander's payload capacity would be nearly 500 kg (1,100 lb),[3] and would include a 1.5 m (4.9 ft) drill to collect sub-surface samples. Water prospecting and analysis are likely to be mission objectives.

Lunar Polar Exploration Mission

Lunar Polar Exploration Mission

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