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Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019

Chandrayaan-2 to land on lunar south polar region on September 7: ISRO

Chandrayaan-2 will explore a region of the moon where no mission has ever set foot. The spacecraft consists of an orbiter, a lander, and a rover together referred to as “composite body”.

india Updated: Aug 18, 2019 08:10 IST
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Chandrayaan-2 will be the first Indian expedition to attempt a soft landing on the lunar surface.
Chandrayaan-2 will be the first Indian expedition to attempt a soft landing on the lunar surface.(Reuters File Photo )
         

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Saturday stated that India’s indigenous moon mission - Chandrayaan-2 is on course to land on the lunar south polar region on September 7.

“Hello! This is Chandrayaan 2 with a special update. I wanted to let everyone back home know that it has been an amazing journey for me so far and I am on course to land on the lunar south polar region on 7th September. To know where I am and what I’m doing, stay tuned,” read a post on the official Twitter handle of ISRO.

Chandrayaan-2 will explore a region of the moon where no mission has ever set foot. The spacecraft consists of an orbiter, a lander, and a rover together referred to as “composite body”.

The spacecraft will be the first Indian expedition to attempt a soft landing on the lunar surface. This mission will make India the fourth country after the US, Russia, and China to carry out a soft landing on the moon.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)