The rover’s mission is to explore the lunar south pole, searching for water ice and other resources. This exploration is crucial for supporting Nasa’s Artemis astronauts, including the first woman and the first person of color scheduled to walk on the moon in the Artemis 3 mission, targeted for 2026. Over a 100-day period, VIPER will traverse the lunar south pole region, creating detailed maps to locate water ice. 

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