TNPSC Current Affairs December 2 2016
Bengaluru Based private aerospace company, TeamIndus has planned to launch first Private mission to the Moon on Dec 28, 2017.
TeamIndus has secured a contract with the Indian Space Research Organisation to land a spacecraft in moon in Dec 27 2017 in an attempt to win the $30 million Google Lunar XPrize.
TeamIndus is the only Private organisation from India competing to win the $30 million Google Lunar XPrize. It requires landing their spacecraft on the surface of the moon, travelling 500 meters, and broadcasting high definition video, images and data back to earth.
About Google Lunar XPRIZE
Google Lunar XPRIZE has started with the aim involve private organisation in space mission to study about moon. Google believes that studying moon will help us in developing better understanding of our universe.