A conceptual rendering of Lunar Lander which can undertake mining activities on the Moon to load minerals into the large containers on the spacecraft- Image: Astrobotic Technologies

The isotope, abundant on the moon, could theoretically meet global energy demands for three to five centuries. ISRO chairman K Sivan has reportedly confirmed that the agency will launch a lunar rover to travel to the untouched south side of the Moon. I just do not want to be a part of them, I want them to lead.

This handout picture provided by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) shows the surface of the moon taken by Moon Impact Probe (MIP), after separating from India's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, November 14, 2008. The governments of the U.S., China, India, Japan and Russian Federation are competing with startups and billionaires Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson to launch satellites, robotic landers, astronauts and tourists into the cosmos. The government has not yet set a deadline.

Dr. Sivan further adds, "We are ready and waiting".

Dubbed as Chandrayaan-2, the upcoming mission to the moon will include an orbiter, lander and a six-wheel rectangular rover. Once they get there, they plan to study if mining the surface of the moon for water and helium-3 is possible.

The ISRO will dispatch a meanderer in October to investigate a virgin area on the lunar surface and dissect covering tests for indications of water and helium-3. Indian space program throughout the history has proven it's superiority in the world.

ISRO's estimated budget, about $1.7 billion, is less than a 10th of NASA's, but having said that, ISRO's hallmarks include getting the job done cheaply yet effectively.

India's intention of mining the moon for helium-3 was in fact first reported early previous year, following comments by Sivathanu Pillai, a professor at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO, ) India's equivalent to NASA.

That's why India wants to be the first to mine for Helium-3 on the Moon where it is found in vast amounts.

A primary objective, though, is to search for deposits of helium-3.

The nearness of helium-3 was affirmed in moon tests returned by the Apollo missions, and Apollo 17 space explorer Harrison Schmitt, a geologist who strolled on the moon in December 1972, is an energetic advocate of mining helium-3. The Helium-3 isotope can provide safer nuclear energy as it is not radioactive and doesn't produce unsafe waste products.

Gerald Kulcinki, director of the Fusion Technology Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison said that the estimated 1 million metric tonnes of helium embedded in the moon is 3, although about a quarter of reality can be brought to Earth.

Certainly, there are various deterrents to defeat before the material can be utilised - including the coordination of gathering and conveyance back to Earth and building combination control plants to change over the material into vitality. Those costs will be considered as the stratosphere.

"If that can be cracked, India should be a part of that effort", said Lydia Powell, who runs the Centre for Resources Management at the New Delhi-based Observer Research Foundation think tank. "If the cost makes sense, it will become a game-changer", another scientist said. Just the USA also, Luxembourg have passed enactment enabling business elements to clutch what they have mined from space, said David Todd, head of room content at Northampton, England-based Seradata Ltd.

"In the long run, it will resemble angling in the ocean in worldwide waters", Todd said. The long-term plan is inclusive of a space station launch and a human crew on Earth's lunar satellite. There is no moon mining involved.

Yet the only astronaut in the country is not completely on the board, with the moon transforming into a business place.

Mr. Sharma said, "You cannot go to the moon and pull the boundaries".