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India holds bright spot as ISRO eyes dark side of the Moon


After a full dress rehearsal last week, the countdown for the mission commenced Sunday and scientists were involved in the propellant filling, ISRO officials said.

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Aimed at taking a giant leap in its space programme, India will Monday launch its second Moon mission Chandrayaan-2 onboard its heavy-lift rocket GSLV-MkIII, nicknamed Baahubali, from the spaceport here, to land a rover near the unexplored Lunar Southern Pole.

The lift-off of the three-component spacecraft weighing 3,850 kg and comprising an orbiter, the lander and the rover has been scheduled for 2.51 AM from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre ...


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