Lunar Odyssey – Chandrayaan 2

ISRO will for the first time attempt to land a rover on the moon’s South Pole. Chandrayaan-2 will be India’s second mission to the Moon and this indigenous mission comprising of an Orbiter, Lander and Rover.  The plan is to land a six-wheeled Rover which will move around the landing site in semi-autonomous mode as decided by the ground commands. The Lander housing the Rover will separate from the Orbiter after reaching the 100 km lunar orbit and after a controlled descent, the Lander will soft land on the lunar surface at a specified site and deploy a Rover.

The instruments on the rover will observe the lunar surface and send back data, which will be useful for analysis of the lunar soil. GSLV-F10/Chandrayaan-2 Mission is scheduled to be launch on 15th July 2019.

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