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India to launch second moon mission on July 15

IANS  |  Bengaluru 

would launch its second mission, Chandrayaan-2, on July 15 from the Sriharikota in and land its on the lunar surface on September 6, a top said on Wednesday.

"The 3,890 kg mission will be launched on board a heavy rocket from our at Sriharikota on July 15 at 2:15 a.m., with an orbiter, lander and rover," state-run (ISRO) told reporters here.

The cost of the mission is Rs 978 crore, including Rs 375 crore for the heavy rocket, the Geo-stationary Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-Mark III).

The mission will have 14 scientific instruments (payloads), including 8 in the orbiter, 4 in the lander and 2 in the

"The rocket will place the orbiter in the geo-transfer orbit for its voyage to the lunar orbit, covering the vast distance (385,000 km) from earth to in 50 days for the lander to have a soft landing near its south pole on September 6," Sivan said.

--IANS

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First Published: Wed, June 12 2019. 18:50 IST
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