JAXA Signs Implementation Arrangement (IA) with ISRO concerning joint study of Joint Lunar Polar Exploration

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Signs Implementation 
Arrangement (IA) with Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) 
concerning joint study of Joint Lunar Polar Exploration


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 
URL: http://global.jaxa.jp/press/2017/12/20171206_isro.html 
National Research and Development Agency Japan Aerospace 
Exploration Agency (JAXA)