LIVE updates from ISRO Chandrayaan mission 2: The second unmanned mission of the Moon to India, named Chandrayaan 2, is due to start on July 15, provided weather conditions are perfect. It is expected that the mission will take off from the launcher at SHAR, Sriharikota at 2.51 AM IST.
After the success of Chandrayaan 1, the Mangalyaan mission to Mars and many other satellite launches since then, expectations from Chandrayaan 2 are quite high.
If all goes according to plan with the mission, in the first for India, ISRO will deposit the lander and rover on the surface of the Moon on September 6, 2019. The composite orbiter-lander is expected to make a soft landing on the previously undiscovered region just 650 km from the lunar pole southern. This will be the first time that every mission will land so far from the equator.
One of the main goals is to demonstrate the ability of a soft landing on the surface of the Moon. Among other scientific purposes of the mission are experiments involving mapping the surface of the moon, its contents of minerals and elements, quakes of the moon and signatures of water ice on the surface of the moon.
The mission will be broadcast live DD Nationalis Youtube channel and tech2 youtube. Facebook and Twitter handles, made available 30 minutes before the launch window is opened, about 2.21 in IST on July 15.
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