|Launch mass||rover:30 kg (66 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||2018 (planned)|
SELENE-2 //, or the Selenological and Engineering Explorer 2, is a planned Japanese robotic spacecraft to the Moon that will include an orbiter, a lander and a rover. It is expected to be launched in 2018 as a successor to the 2007 SELENE (Kaguya) lunar orbiter.
The rover will weigh 100 kg. Its mission will last two weeks. One of its instruments will be from South Korea.
- Japan to attempt unmanned lunar landing in 2018
- Srinivas Laxman (2012-07-16). "Japan SELENE-2 Lunar Mission Planned For 2017". Asian Scientist. Retrieved 2012-08-07.
- "Moon lander SELENE-2". JAXA Space Exploration Center. 24 December 2009. Retrieved 2010-05-07.
- Tatsuaki Hashimoto (May 2006). "Robotic Lunar Exploration Scenario" (.PDF). JAXA. Retrieved 2010-05-07.
- Manabu Kato, The Current Status of the Japanese Penetrator Mission Lunar-A, ISAS/JAXA, Information about the penetrator tests.