Nasa rover to search few things on Moon

eAwaz Lifestyle

Washington – Nasa has announced its first mobile robot to the Moon in late 2023 in search of ice and other resources on and below the lunar surface. As part of the Artemis programme, data from the Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER) would help the scientists map resources at the lunar South Pole. Lori Glaze, director for NASA’s Planetary Science Division at the agency’s headquarters in Washington, DC, said: “The data received from VIPER has the potential to aid our scientists in determining precise locations and concentrations of ice on the Moon and will help us evaluate the environment and potential resources at the lunar south pole in preparation for Artemis astronauts. This is yet another example of how robotic science missions and human exploration go hand in hand, and why both are necessary as we prepare to establish a sustainable presence on the Moon.” Sarah Noble, programme scientist for VIPER at NASA Headquarters, said: “VIPER will be the most capable robot NASA has ever sent to the lunar surface and allow us to explore parts of the Moon we’ve never seen.” Nasa added: “That mission will include landing the first woman on the Moon. She will be one of two crew members paving way for sustainable lunar exploration missions with crew.”