VIPER Mission

Launch Status

TBD

Date & Time

2025

Pad

Launch Complex 39A

Launch Service Provider

Booster

Unknown FH

Unknown FH

Unknown FH

Landing

Return to Launch Site (Landing Zone 2)

Drone Ship (Unknown)

Return to Launch Site (Landing Zone 1)

Mission

VIPER

Mission Type

Lunar Exploration

Destination

Lunar Lander

NASA’s Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover, or VIPER, is a mobile robot that will go to the South Pole of the Moon to get a close-up view of the location and concentration of water ice that could eventually be harvested to sustain human exploration on the Moon, Mars — and beyond. VIPER represents the first resource mapping mission on another celestial body.

Last Update: NET 2025.

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