INDIA AND JAPAN COMING TOGETHER FOR A SPACE MISSION
Joint lunar mission with India — Lunar Polar Exploration (LPE) — that hopes to put a lander and rover on Moon’s surface has, for the first time, spelled out details of the project that will see Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) lead the lander development. India Japan Moon Mission Blueprint
Space Agencies and Their Budget
- USA- 18.5 Billion Dollar
- China- 11 Billion Dollar
- Europe- 6.3 Billion Dollar
- Russia- 3.3 Billion Dollar
- France- 2.6 Billion Dollar
- Germany- 2.5 Billion Dollar
- Japan- 2 Billion Dollar
- Italy- 1.8 Billion Dollar
- India- 1.5 Billion Dollar
- United Kingdom- 529 Million Dollar
As per details shared by Japanese space agency JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency), the mission will be launched after 2023 Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) currently has its human spaceflight programme (Gaganyaan) scheduled for 2022 and will involve a lander and a rover.
The mission will be launched from Japan (Chofu), and the designated launch vehicle is the H3 rocket, manufactured by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries JAPAN.
H3 rocket hasn’t even been tested properly yet
The first H3 is planned to be launched in the fiscal year 2020.
“Blueprint Rover will be equipped to conduct observations of the chemical elements present in areas where water may possibly be deliver. If hydrogen (H) is detected, the Blueprint rover will mine the surface to collect samples. Samples will then be heated to vaporize the volatile substances in order to determine the chemical composition, analyze the quantity of water and conduct isotopic analysis:’ JAXA added. India Japan Moon Mission Blueprint