Chandrayaan 2 To Launch In India In Second Week Of July


Sriharikota: After the successful launch of PSLVC46 with the radar of earth observation, ISRO chairman Dr. K. Sivan said the mission will be launched in India between July 9 to July 16.

Elaborating the mission, Sivan added that, “Chandrayaan 2 is going to be a landmark mission for India. It is the most challenging mission undertaken by ISRO. It will land at a place where no body else have landed before. “

India’s second Moon mission that is planned for a July launch will have 13 payloads and one passive experiment from American space agency NASA.

The spacecraft with a mass of 3.8 tonnes has three modules–Orbiter, Lander (Vikram) and Rover (Pragyan).

All the modules are getting ready for Chandrayaan-2 launch during the window of July 9 to July 16, 2019, with an expected Moon landing on September 6.