Countries like Israel, South Korea, or China most recently and companies like ispace have plans to send landers to the lunar surface. At least according to this list.
Is it because there is little information shared across international space agencies?
I understand when you are using your own launch vehicle (China/India), you want to make your rockets better, but in the case of South Korea, they will be using SpaceX to launch.
I guess my question could be better stated, is there all that much to gain from sending a lander to the moon in 2019?
is the lunar surface that interesting?