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Chandrayaan-2 Modules In Progress For July Launch: ISRO

All modules of the 2nd moon mission of India, Chandrayaan-2, planned for liftoff in July, are getting prepared and the lander is anticipated to land in early September on the lunar surface, as said by ISRO (the Indian Space Research Organization). In an update about the mission—that was previously planned for April liftoff, ISRO said, “The liftoff window is from July 9 to July 16 with an anticipated landing on September 6 on the Moon.” Last week, an official of the organization had stated that Chandrayaan-2 mission has been rescheduled to July in the conditions of failed attempt of Israel to touch down on Moon.

Previously, Chandrayaan-2 was planned for liftoff in a frame from January to February but the space agency had postponed it to March–April. The city-headquartered ISRO, in its recent update, stated the 3 modules—Lander (Vikram), Rover (Pragyan), and Orbiter—of Chandrayaan-2 were gearing up for July liftoff. The Lander and Orbiter modules will be lined mechanically and loaded together as an incorporated module and housed within the GSLV MK-III launch vehicle. The probe will launch for conducting scientific experiments on the surface of the Moon. Instruments would also be placed on the Orbiter and Lander for performing scientific experiments, it mentioned.

Likewise, China intends to craft a scientific research station on the lunar surface in “around 10 Years,” as per Xinhua, the state news agency. The CSNA (China National Space Administration) plans to fabricate the research station in the area of the south pole of the moon, Zhang Kejian, CSNA’s head, stated in a public statement. That’s slight of a departure from the 6 victorious NASA Apollo moon landings that happened between 1969 and 1972 nearer to the equator of the moon. Particulars of China’s long-standing lunar plans are still unclear, but CSNA has taken important actions toward lunar exploration.

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Kevin is a German-resident and to pursue higher studies he went to the U.S. for acquiring graduation in Astronomy. He had been doing various IT and computer languages-related courses along with his Bachelor’s studies. The passion for grasping progressively about science-based topics such as space launches, missions, discoveries, and space events have pushed him to pursue content writing. Previously, he was working as a content editor in a news magazine publishing platform.

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