India’s second mission to the moon Chandrayan-2, which got deferred multiple times last year, has finally got its launch window. It is now set to be commenced any time in July.
On Wednesday, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) mentioned that all modules of India’s second moon mission would be ready in the next two months. It even stated that the Lander is going to touch down the surface of the moon in early September, nearly two months after the launch.
The space agency in a statement stated that the launch window has been kept between July 5 and July 16. It’s expected that the landing might take place on 6th September. The space lander would be launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.
The Lander would be landing on the southern pole of the moon, which has not been examined much before by any of the nations. The landing of the spacecraft near the lunar South Pole would be historically important as it would give ISRO the chance to name that site on the moon.
Earlier, the launch window was in April; however, it was pushed further forward. ISRO Chairman Dr Sivan ascribed the delay to reconfiguration of the lander part and its further testing. Speaking on the mission, the agency stated that it would have three modules chiefly Orbiter, Lander named Vikram and Rover named Pragyan, all of them developed by India.