India is aiming to reach a place on the moon, where no nation has ever managed to set foot before – the south side of Earth’s only natural satellite. India is planning to get there and examine the possibilities of mining a waste-free nuclear fuel, called helium-3, which could be worth trillions of dollars.
In this year Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is currently launch a rover in October. It will study and analyze the crust in order to find out the sign of water and helium-3, Once the rover lands on the virgin territory of moon’s surface. According to experts, helium-3 is limited on Earth, however; it’s so much abundant on the moon that theoretically, it’ll be enough to sustain Earth’s global energy demands for the next 250 years.
K.Sivan, chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation said that the countries which have capacity to bring that source from moon to Earth will dictate the process. I don’t want to be just a part of them, I want to lead them.
The mission will solidify India’s place among the fleet of explorers racing to the moon, Mars and beyond for scientific, commercial or military gains. The governments of the US, China, India, Japan and Russia are competing with startups and billionaires Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson to launch satellites, robotic landers, astronauts and tourists into the cosmos and click here to know more about the mission.
The rover landing is one step in an envisioned series for ISRO that includes putting a space station on orbit and, potentially, an Indian crew on the moon. The government has yet to set a time frame.