India plans Chandrayaan-2 mission in July

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Second lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 to be launched in July

ISRO's Chandrayaan-2 mission, which is India's second mission to the moon is going to commence between 9 July and 16 July. In August 2018, the association had said it will launch Chandrayaan 2 in January 2019 and depicted it as "most complex mission" attempted by ISRO.

Elaborating on the mission, the agency stated that it would have three modules namely Orbiter, Lander named Vikram and Rover named Pragyan, all developed by India.

The mission will be launched on a GSLV Mk-III rocket from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Andhra Pradesh's Sriharikota, as per the reports by a news source.

While the orbiter of the spacecraft will go around the moon, the Vikram lander will land on the lunar surface and remain stationed as a base.

The Orbiter and Lander will be stacked inside the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle MK-III launch vehicle.

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"We saw Israel's example and we don't want to take any risk".

The Indian mission to the Moon would see a landing by the space shuttle in the southern pole since it is the part of the lunar surface that has not been explored by any other country as yet. "The rover is housed inside the lander", it added. The landing of 3,290-kg Chandrayaan-2 craft will be much more hard than Israel's Beresheet. The journey from the earth to the moon will take around 45-50 days. After launch, the modules will orbit Earth and then the respective modules will reach the lunar orbit using the orbiter propulsion module.

ISRO Chairman K Sivan told the reporters that once Vikram lands on Moon on September 6, rover Pragyan will come out of it and roll out on the lunar surface for 300-400 mts.

Once landed, the rover will move on the lunar surface and will perform on-site chemical analysis. The data would be relayed to earth. "The payloads will collect scientific information on lunar topography, mineralogy, elemental abundance, lunar exosphere, and signatures of hydroxyl and water-ice".

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