ISRO Launch Chandrayaan 2, India’s second mission to the moon

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The Chandrayaan 2 will be the first ever mission in the world to explore the South Pole of the moon. The South Pole is where researchers think water ice on the lunar surface can be directly observed, evidence for which was gathered by spectrometers aboard India’s previous moon mission launched in 2008.

Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) on Wednesday said it is looking to launch Chandrayaan-2, India’s second lunar mission in the launch window between July 9 and July 16, even as sources said that a lot of work is still pending in taking the project to the launch site.
“All the modules are getting ready for Chandrayaan-2 launch during the window of July 09, to July 16, 2019, with an expected Moon landing on September 06, 2019 9 (sic),” Isro said in a statement.

“The satellite will first be launched into an earth orbit from where it will slowly increase and move towards the moon. Once it gets into the lunar orbit and stabilises, the orbit will be reduced slowly to take the payload to a suitable window for decent to the surface,” said an Isro official on condition of anonymity.

The Chandrayaan 2 will be the first ever mission in the world to explore the South Pole of the moon. The South Pole is where researchers think water ice on the lunar surface can be directly observed, evidence for which was gathered by spectrometers aboard India’s previous moon mission launched in 2008.

The mission was first scheduled for March 2018 and was then delayed four times for making design changes and correcting deviations.



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