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Team Indus gets slot on PSLV rocket for its journey to moon

The Indian team is among the three top contenders for the Google's Lunar XPRIZE competition, looking to win $30 mn cheque

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Alnoor Peermohamed & Raghu Krishnan  |  Bengaluru 

Team Indus, the Bengaluru space startup that is aiming to send a lander and rover to the moon, has confirmed a slot on India's PSLV rocket for its mission in the last quarter of 2017. The Indian team, backed by Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani, is among the three top contenders for the Google's Lunar XPRIZE competition, looking to win $30 million cheque for the first mission to land on the moon.

In addition, the lunar rover has to travel 500 metres on the moon's surface while transmitting high resolution images to earth. Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) will ...

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First Published: Wed, November 02 2016. 16:38 IST
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