ASTRONOTES: Japan Prepares for Unmanned Lunar Lander Mission
Japan's space agency has set up a team to send an unmanned mission to the
surface of the moon, possibly within the next 10 years, officials said Wednesday.
JAXA's SELENE moon orbiter is due for launch in 2007, and officials announced last year that they hope to send a manned mission to the moon by 2025.
A decision to possibly to try for Mars and other planets would be made after 2025.
SELENE Web site from NSSDC: