chandrayaan 3: Seeing India.. Cue Jabilli..!

-Galla S Kiran Kumar,Bureau Chief Telagana (Andhra Pradesh)

With India’s Chandrayaan Yatra… there is a widespread interest in many countries to step on Jabilli all over the world.


With India’s Chandrayaan Yatra… there is a widespread interest in many countries to step on Jabilli all over the world. This trend has increased ever since Chandrayaan-1 detected traces of water on the moon’s surface. The countries are strongly determined to establish space stations on the surface of Zabili by taking advantage of the valuable resources there, including water. So they want to use the moon as a vehicle for traveling to distant places in the solar family. Focusing mainly on the South Pole region. These are the spacecrafts that will go to Chandamama in the next few months.

Peregrine Mission-1 (USA)

Descends into an area called the sinus viscositatis above the maxilla. It will conduct research on the exosphere around Zabilli. How abundant hydrogen is on Chandamama is calculated. It also researches about the magnetic fields, radioactive atmosphere etc. This experiment can be done this year itself.

IM-1 (USA)

The US hopes to land the Nova-C lander on the Zabili ‘Malapert A Crater’ under the Intuitive Machines project. Its purpose is to test the dust-surface interactions, the effects of space weather, precision landing and communication skills. This experiment will be done this year.

Prime-1 (USA)

This is a lander mission. As part of this, the Nova-C lander will be landed near the Chandama South Pole. There the tool performs drilling. The lander will test whether Zabilli’s resources can be used to make usable products in situ. It is also known as IM-2. This experiment can be done in November this year.

Apart from this, the details of the spaceships to be launched by America in the future

  • Lunar Trailblazer,
  • Griffin Mission-1,
  • Intuitive Machines-3 (IM-3),
  • Blue Ghost-1

Slim (Japan)

This is Lander. Japan Space Agency will launch it on 26th of this month. Its purpose is to test the technologies aimed at landing a small spacecraft on Zabili with high precision.

Changi-6 (China)

Lands on the South Pole of the Moon. It collects samples on the surface here and returns to Earth.

Why South?

All eyes are now focused on the south pole of the moon. This is because many areas on this pole are permanently in shadow. There is no sun. Due to the cold environment of minus 200 degrees Celsius, all the materials there are frozen. They do not undergo any changes over time. To search for them is to look back billions of years. There may be traces of early solar family. It is also expected that there may be heavy water in the form of ice.

Valuable resources on Jabilly..

  • Helium-3: It is very rare on Earth. Chandamama is estimated to have ten lakh tons. It is used as fuel in nuclear fusion reactors.
  • Rare Earth Metals: Jabilli contains valuable rare earth elements like scandium, yttrium, lanthanides. They are useful for making smartphones, computers, other advanced tools, rocket engines.