Also India points to the Moon
Chandrayaan-2 mission will take off in July
India aims to become the fourth country, after United States Russia and China, to land on the moon. Indian space agency has announced that Chandrayaan-2 mission will start in July in order to land on our satellite in September. "The launch of Chandrayaan-2 on board the GSLV MkIII-M1 is scheduled for 15 July 2019 at 02.51 hours from Sriharikota", Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) president Kailasavadivoo Sivan said at a press conference.
India's second lunar mission will be structured in three modules: orbiter, lander and rover. The lander will separate from the orbiter and the soft Earth at a predetermined site near lunar South Pole; the rover will come out to perform scientific experiments on the lunar surface.
In last ten years Indian space agency has launched several space missions. Chandrayaan-1, the first one to arrive in the lunar orbit but without landing, succeeded in discovering water molecules on the surface of the Moon. Mars Orbiter mission collects data from the orbit of Mars. Sivan also announced that India plans to create an independent space station by 2030.
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency