Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will launch Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-XI (PSLV-X1) on December 28th, 2017. This will be India’s first private mission to the moon by Team Indus. The rocket will be flying with three rovers, in which two are from Japan and one belongs to Team Indus.
The PSLV-XL has already launched 20 satellites together, on June 22nd, 2016. But this will be the first time that it will demonstrate its capability of carrying three rovers placed inside a lander. On January 27th, 2017 the rocket will launch 83 satellites in a single mission.
Team Indus’s new rover is Solar powered and the mission duration is one lunar day, an equivalent of 14 Earth days. The rover can carry up to a load of 20kg. Read the full article here.