Bengaluru, May 17: ISRO’s lunar mission, Chandrayaan 2 is the dream of every Indian. This ambitious project is in the last leg of preparation. As per the recent reports, India’s 2nd Moon mission that is planned for a July launch will have 13 payloads for various data collection and one from American agency, NASA.
ISRO confirmed 13 Indian payloads which include 8 on the orbiter, 3 on lander and 2 on the rover, and one passive experiment from NASA. The spacecraft with a mass of 3.8 tonnes has 3 modules, the orbiter, lander and, Rover.
As per the earlier statement of ISRO, All the modules are getting ready for Chandrayaan-2 launch during the window of 9 July to 16 July 2019, with an expected Moon landing on 6 September.
In January, ISRO Chief, K Sivan said, “We are going to land at a place where nobody else has gone, the Moon’s South Pole, it is unexplored region”.
Here are some interesting facts about Chandrayaan 2-