Artemis 2, the planned crewed mission of the Orion spacecraft, will be launched in the fourth quarter of 2022 and will then be the first crewed spacecraft to the Moon in 50 years !
VIPER is a lunar rover by NASA planned to be delivered to the south pole of the Moon as early as December 2022.
The VIPER rover is part of the Lunar Discovery and Exploration Program managed by the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters, and it is meant to support the crewed Artemis program.
So there's a good chance that VIPER will be launched together with the Orion spacecraft.
But will it be possible for the spacecraft to fly over the south pole of the Moon with a flyby ?
(click on the image above for the trajectory)