India, Japan aim for joint Moon mission. India and Japan will collaborate to send a joint mission to the moon, which includes landing a rover and bringing samples back to the earth, a feat that was last achieved over four decades ago. An implementation agreement for the collaborative mission will be finalised within the next two months. This is the second time that Japan and India are teaming up for a moon mission. Team Indus, which is aiming by March next will be the first private firm to land a rover on the moon and will carry a Japanese rover by team Hakuto on its spacecraft.