Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) historical moon mission Chandrayaan-II is all set to mark India’s first lunar landing.
Though it is not the country’s first mission to the Moon, it is the government’s most ambitious Moon research project.
The Chandryaan-II mission will be launched in April this year. ISRO chairman Dr K Sivan has come out with some details about the mission, saying two locations for the landing have been identified.
“We have identified two locations and will be choosing one. No other moon mission has landed in this area,” he told the Times of India.
A 3,290 kg spacecraft will carry the Chandrayaan-II.
“The rover has been designed in such a way that it will have the power to spend a lunar day or 14 Earth days on the moon’s surface and walk up to 150-200 km. It will do several experiments and on-site chemical analysis of the surface,” Dr Sivan said.