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ISRO set for second date with Moon! Check Chandrayaan 2 photos before launch

Jul 21, 2019, 16:59 PM IST
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Chandrayaan 2 launch photos: ISRO (Indian Space Research and Organisation) is all set to launch its second Moon landing mission, Chandrayaan 2 on July 22. The mission count down will start at 6.43 p.m. on Sunday, according to ISRO chairman Sivan. The organisation completed the launch rehearsal of GSLVMkIII-M1/ Chandrayaan-2 on Saturday and the performance was normal, ISRO had said. Chandrayaan-2 launch was called off due to a technical snag on July 15, 2019 and is now rescheduled at 2.43 p.m. IST on Monday, July 22, 2019.

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1. Fourth country to soft-land on Moon

1. Fourth country to soft-land on Moon

After the successful launch of Chandryaan 2, India will become the fourth country to soft land on the moon, after the US, erstwhile Soviet Union and China. Image: IRSO

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2. Objective of Chandrayaan 2

2. Objective of Chandrayaan 2

Chandrayaan 2’s basic objectives are to demonstrate the ability to have a soft landing on the lunar surface and operate a robotic rover there. Image: IANS

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3. Fund allocated for Chandrayaan 2

3. Fund allocated for Chandrayaan 2

As of June, the mission had been allocated Rs 978 crore (approximately $142 million) and the orbiter's structure was manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). Image: IRSO

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4. Second mission to land close to Moon’s South Pole

4. Second mission to land close to Moon’s South Pole

Chandrayaan 2 will also become the second mission to land close to the Moon’s South Pole. China’s Chang’e 4 was the first to land in the region in January. It will also attempt deploy a rover in a high plain area between two craters -- Manzinus C and Simpelius N. Image: IRSO

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5. Approved by Former PM Manmohan Singh

5. Approved by Former PM Manmohan Singh

The programme was approved by then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on September 18, 2008. It has been under planning and preparation since. Image: IRSO

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