After the success of Mars Orbiter Mission, India aims for the moon

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India aiming for the Moon
Bangalore, Oct 30: There is no stopping Indians after the success of Mars Orbiter Mission as a group of youngsters are now aiming to land a robotic rover on the Moon.

According to a report in TOI (read more) Team Indus, a group of 50 youngsters are now eyeing to send a robotic rover to the Moon. This three-year- old startup also happens to be the only team from India to participate in the Google Lunar Xprize, a global competition which encourages landing of a robotic spacecraft on the Moon by Dec 2015.

The team will receive cash prize of $1.25 million after a review by Google Xprize judges between Nov 24 and Dec 14.

Former ISRO chief K Kasturirangan did a complete tech review of the mission. "We came out with flying colours in that review," says an excited Julius Amrit, co-founder of Team Indus.

India, happens to be in the top three apart from two teams from the US- Moon Express and Astrobotic.

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