ISRO sets date with moon on September 6

Chandrayana
Image credit: ISRO

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set to launch Chandrayaan2, its second mission to the moon, in July. The moon landing is expected on September 6.

In a statement released on May 1, the space agency said, all the modules are getting ready for the Chandrayaan2 launch, which would take place during the window of July 9 to July 16. The expected moon landing would be on September 6.

The Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh will be the launching pad. And the landing will be on the less explored southern pole of the moon. Hence, ISRO will get an opportunity to name the place on the moon.

The mission comprises three modules – Orbiter, Lander, and Rover – all developed indigenously. The first lunar mission in 2008 was designed for only orbiting the moon. Chandrayaan2, however, would soft land on the moon and roll out a wheeled rover to carry out scientific experiments on the lunar surface. Lander and Orbiter also are fitted with instruments to carry out scientific experiments. And the data from these experiments are relayed to earth.

 

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