The second leg of India's prestigious lunar mission (Chandrayaan-2) will see a few firsts and milestones in the history of the ISRO's space programme.
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The launch preparations are progressing smoothly at Sriharikota and all the checks were being carried out. GSLV-Mk-III, the heaviest rocket of India will lift off with Chandrayaan-2 from the second launch pad at 2. 51 am on Monday.
Here are a few milestones of the Chandrayaan-2 mission
- It will be the first space mission to conduct a soft landing on the Moon's south polar region.
- It will be the first Indian expedition to attempt a soft landing on the lunar surface with home-grown technology.
- It will be the first Indian mission to explore the lunar terrain with home-grown technology.
- India is the fourth country ever to soft land on the lunar surface after US, Russia and China.
(With agency inputs)