Chandrayaan-2 is India's second lunar exploration mission after Chandrayaan-1. Developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the mission was launched from the second launch pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre on 22 July 2019 at 2.43 PM IST to the Moon by a Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III. The planned orbit has a perigee of 170 km and an apogee of 45475 km. It consists of a lunar orbiter, a lander, and a lunar rover named Pragyan, all developed in India. The main scientific objective is to map the location and abundance of lunar water.
India's second lunar mission, Chandrayaan-2, is now just six days away from reaching Moon's orbit as another successful manoeuvre early on Wednesday put the spacecraft on the lunar trajectory. IndiaTimes - Published
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday paid rich tributes to space pioneer Vikram Sarabhai on his 100th birth anniversary and said his vision helped India become a major science and technology player.. IndiaTimes - Published
K Sivan stated that the spacecraft will be reaching the moon's orbit on August 20 and then after performing series of maneuvers, it will be landing on the moon's surface on September 7. DNA - Published