In a very exciting turn of events, space technology start-up TeamIndus has identified seven teams for India’s first private moon mission in December.
TeamIndus said that teams Regolith Revolution from the US, Callisto, Ears and Kalpana from India, Space4Life from Italy,Killa Lab from Peru and Lunadome from Britain have qualified to fly their experiments to the lunar surface in their spacecraft.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch TeamIndus spacecraft on its PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) from the Sriharikota spaceport in Andhra Pradesh.
The TeamIndus is a part of the 30-million dollar Google Lunar Xprize challenge, to develop low-cost methods of robotic space exploration.
The India-based team proposed the experiment to explore photosynthesis on the moon will fly along with Space4Life to the lunar surface.