ISRO To Launch Chandrayaan-II In July, Moon Landing On 6 September; Lunar Module Being Readied For Launch
ISRO To Launch Chandrayaan-II In July, Moon Landing On 6 September; Lunar Module Being Readied For LaunchPSLV-C11/ Chandrayaan-1 (ISRO)

Indian Space Research Organisation is all set for the launch of the much talked about Chaandrayaan-II Moon mission which would be carried out between 9-16 July.

The moon landing is expected to take place on 6 September, reports Economic Times.

The Chandrayaan-II mission comprises of three main modules, the Orbiter, Lander (Vikram), and the Rover (Pragyan) which are all being prepared at breakneck pace for the July launch.

The Orbiter and Lander modules will be interfaced mechanically and stacked together as an integrated module and accommodated inside the GSLV MK-III launch vehicle. The Rover on the other hand will be housed inside the Lander.

It takes a unit about 35-45 days to reach the Moon after the launch. Once the unit reaches the moon, the lander will separate from the orbiter and land down on the surface at a predetermined site close to the South Pole. Thereafter, the rover will carry out its scientific experiments on the surface of the Moon.

The ISRO had released an official communique last week delaying the launch to July 2019 citing Israel's unsuccessful attempt to land on Moon. It's ISRO's first mission to land on any celestial body, thus it is wary of failure after Israel's Beresheet spacecraft crashed during moon landing on 11 April.

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