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Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft: Launcher, lander, rover, orbiter explained


The unmanned mission, called Chandrayaan-2, will involve an orbiter, a lander and a rover, which have been built by the Indian Space Research Organisation.

India is all set to launch its second lunar mission on Monday -- July 15 -- as it moves to consolidate its status as a leader in space technology by achieving a controlled landing on the Moon.

Chandrayaan-2 will be launched on board the GSLV (Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle) Mk-III vehicle from the spaceport of Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.

This year's mission, if successful, would make India only the fourth country behind the United States, Russia and China ...


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