Chandrayaan-2 to be launched between 9 and 16 July

Chennai: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch the country’s second spaceship to the moon, Chandrayaan-2, between 9 and 16 July and expects soft landing 6 September.

Sources in ISRO state that GSLV Mark-III will be used to release the spacecraft from Sriharikota during the favoured window time and have confirmed that Orbiter, Lander – Vikram and Rover – Pragyan – three modules of moon mission, are ready following tests in Bengaluru.

The payloads will soon be shifted to the Sriharikota base.

India is creating history by becoming the only country to release a rover in the lunar south pole.

NT Bureau