Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Indian Space
Research Organization (ISRO) signed the Implementation Arrangement
(IA) concerning joint study of Lunar Polar Exploration. JAXA and
ISRO signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to
promote collaboration in space field in November 2016. Under this
MOU, both agencies have been exploring the possibility of mutual
cooperation in the field of lunar pole surface exploration.
Following the conclusion of the IA, JAXA and ISRO will jointly
conduct feasibility study and draft a plan of the Joint Lunar
Polar Exploration from both technical and scientific aspects.
The joint study will include possible mission objectives and
operation concepts, and both agencies will work out the plan
targeting the end of JFY 2018. Image: Lunar Polar Exploration
National Research and Development Agency Japan Aerospace
Exploration Agency (JAXA)