Sunday, January 23, 2022

Indian space agency prepares to launch second lunar mission next month


Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at

India has announced the launch of a second lunar mission next month aimed at setting up a spacecraft in the Antarctic of the moon, a part that has not been explored so far.

Head of the Indian Space Research Organization, Kailasavadivoo Sivan, said the “moon landing” mission is expected to take place on September 6 or 7, with the launch of the spacecraft on July 15 from the launching facility in Sriharikota, off the southeastern coast of India.

India’s first lunar mission, Chandrayaan-1, was to orbit the moon in 2008, but it did not land there for 312 days. So far, the United States, Russia and China have successfully landed on the moon, while India plans its first human space flight by 2022.

Read also: NASA unveils schedule for new moon mission in 2024

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