History will be made on Saturday as India’s Chandrayaan-2 will land on the moon. India will become the fourth country after US, Russia and China to accomplish the mission
Bengaluru: Chandrayaan-2 is all set to land on the surface of the moon in the early hours of Saturday (IST), on the south pole of the moon.
It has three components, the Orbiter (which goes around the moon), Pragyan (which will land on the surface and move around for about half a kilometre) and Vikram (the lander in which Pragyan is housed).
The lander will stay stationary on the moon and transmit images back to earth while Pragyan will send images to the lander Vikram.
Watch more about the lander
Meet #Vikram, #Chandrayaan2’s Lander.— PIB India (@PIB_India) September 6, 2019
Watch the video to find out different stages of its journey to the 🌑Moon’s south polar region.
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We will also give you a timeline of the mission as well:
18th September 2008: The then PM Manmohan Singh approves the project
22nd July 2019: The launch of Chandrayaan-2 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre
September 7th: The landing on lunar surface
First space mission to make a soft-landing on the south pole of the moon.
Fourth country to ever soft-land on lunar surface
The launch will happen in a few hours from now. And as and when it happens successfully, it will be a glowing tribute our Indian scientists who have spent years together on the technology and rendered yeomen service in realising India’s space prowess!
Moon is certainly not the final frontier, it’s just the beginning to explore more in the fascinating world of space.
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Last Updated Sep 6, 2019, 5:34 PM IST