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Chandrayaan-2 prepares for launch as India aims to become fourth country to land probe on moon


India on Sunday geared up for the launch of its second space mission Chandrayaan-2, which will attempt to place a robotic rover on the lunar surface. The moon mission will be launched on Monday at 2.51 am from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, NDTV reported.

Indian Space Research Organisation’s most powerful rocket launcher, GSLV Mk III, will be used to carry the 3.8-tonne Chandrayaan-2 into orbit. After its launch, the spacecraft will head towards the South Pole of the moon for a soft landing after travelling for nearly two months.

President Ram Nath Kovind will attend the post-midnight ...


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