A few milestones of the Chandrayaan-2 mission

GSLV-Mk-III rocket will lift off with Chandrayaan-2 from the Second Launch Pad at 2. 51 am on Monday.

Published: 13th July 2019 05:28 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th July 2019 05:28 PM   |  A+A-

Chandrayaan 2

Chandrayaan 2 (Photo | ISRO)

By Online Desk

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.

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)

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