Chandrayaan 2: ISRO's most awaited wonder to finally fly in July and this time it will land a rover other than just orbiting around the moon...

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ISRO [Indian Space Research Organisation] is undoubtedly one of the most successful, prestigious and reliable space organisation in the entire world. And they keep proving themselves time to time and make India proud.

After the unpackable success of "Chandrayaan 1" which discovered water on the moon, ISRO is gearing up for their most ambitious launch "Chandrayaan 2" in the upcoming months.

The mission is dubbed as the most complex mission by ISRO as this time they are planning to do something exciting for the first time.

The "Chandrayaan 2" will contain 3 units namely Orbiter, Lander [Vikram] and Rover [Pragyan]. ISRO is going to break in it by landing their first ever rover on the Moon.

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The rover will be embedded in the lander which will depart from the main spacecraft at 100 km lunar orbit and land on a decided site at the Moon's south pole.

The rover will have six wheels and will move on the ground by receiving commands. This will let the rover to explore in the surrounding area.

It will help scientists to study the lunar soil as well as to perform several experiments as well as its other objective will also be to find water there.

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ISRO will also be the first to land on the unexplored south pole of the moon other than the space missions of other countries who landed near the equator.

The orbiter will orbit the Moon for remote sensing the Moon and serve by providing the information of lunar topography, lunar exosphere, mineralogy, elemental abundance and will also search for hydroxyl & water-ice.

It weighs 3290 kgs and will be launched in a rocket launch vehicle named GSLV-MK III, from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.

ISRO has reserved the slots between 9th July to 16th July for the launch and the Lander with Rover will land on the Moon's south pole probably on September 6.

All the above details were shared by the ISRO chief K Sivan in a press briefing.

Take a look at a tweet by ISRO:

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