First Images Of India's Chandrayaan-2, Pragyaan Rover. Lift Off Next Week

PUBLISHED ON: July 7, 2019 | Duration: 2 min, 43 sec

  
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The first images of Chandrayaan-2 satellite, Indian's ambitious moonshot, are out. The mission to the moon is getting ready for lift off on July 15 from Sriharikota using the country's most powerful rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mark 3. The Rs. 1,000-crore mission will carry an orbiter, a lander called Vikram and moon rover called Pragyaan. The mission hopes to soft land on the moon surface in the first week of September. The 27-kilogram six-wheeled rover will explore the South Pole of the moon. This is a robotic mission and will carry no human beings to the moon surface.
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