India Set to Launch Moon Rover and Orbiter

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(Credit: ISRO)

India is expected to launch their second lunar mission, Chandrayaan-2 on July 14. The launch will take up an orbiter, a lander, and a rover, dubbed Pragyan, all designed to study the moon’s little explored south pole.

Using the Indian Space Research Organization’s (ISRO) most
powerful rocket, Chandrayaan-2 will reach Earth’s orbit, where it’ll spend
about 16 days before it heads over to the moon.

After a short time in lunar orbit, the lander and the rover will
attempt t

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