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India's second lunar exploration mission

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Chandrayaan-2: India's second lunar exploration mission
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.

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Chandrayaan-2 leaves Earth's orbit, enters lunar trajectory

Chandrayaan-2 will now approach the Moon on August 20 and finally land near the south pole of the moon on September 7.
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Chandrayaan-2: Just 6 more days to reach Moon

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

Videos for Chandrayaan-2

India launches second lunar mission after delay [Video]India launches second lunar mission after delay

India's space agency launches its second lunar mission, Chandrayaan-2, after the first attempt was called off due to a 'technical snag' on July 15. Rough cut - no reporter narration.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:07Published

 

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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

Chandrayaan 2 set to leave earth's orbit on August 14: ISRO Chairman

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

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