Chandrayaan-2

Chandrayaan-2 is India’s second lunar exploration mission after Chandrayaan-1.Developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the mission is planned to be launched to the Moon by a Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV Mk II).  It includes a lunar orbiter, lander and rover, all developed by India.

Chandrayaan-2 is scheduled to be launched no earlier than October 2018  and will attempt to soft land a lander and rover in a high plain between two craters, Manzinus C and Simpelius N, at a latitude of about 70° south.  If successful, Chandrayaan-2 will be the first-ever mission to land a rover near the lunar south pole.

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