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Mission to Moon: ISRO to launch Chandrayaan 2 in 2018

Isro scientists are currently carrying out tests for the Chandrayaan-2 lander and the rover that will explore the moon

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ISRO will launch Chandrayaan 2 in 2018. Pixabay.
  • Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Atomic Energy and Space Dr. Jitendra Singh has announced the launch of the second mission to the moon, Chandrayaan 2, to be carried out in the first quarter of 2018.
  • ISRO Scientists have started their flight integration activities for its next lunar mission called as Chandrayaan 2.

Chandrayaan 2, India’s second mission to the moon, is an upgraded version of the previous Chandrayaan 1 mission launched nine years ago. This spacecraft is supposed to be a composite model comprising of orbiter, lander, and rover. According to ISRO, Chandrayaan 2 will land softly with the rover on the moon enhancing further scientific exploration on the lunar surface.

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With the launch of Chandrayaan 2, India seems to have advanced in Space Exploration. Pixabay.

The minister even said India to have emanated as the world’s frontline nation in the field of Space Technology, at the annual inaugural session of the five-day Asian Conference on Remote Sensing. He referred to PM Narendra Modi’s efforts by appreciating the advancement in science and technology in the past three years where India had launched South Asian Satellite.

The 38th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing is ongoing in New Delhi from October 23 to 27.

-Prepared by Bhavana Rathi of NewsGram. Twitter @tweet_bhavana

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ISRO to Launch Radar Imaging Satellite Soon

Online registration for the Viewer's Gallery will start five days before the launch

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Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) Chairman K. Sivan, left, and Junior Indian Minister for Department of Atomic Energy and Space Jitendra Singh address a news conference in New Delhi. VOA

India will launch RISAT-2B, a radar imaging earth observation satellite, using Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-Core Alone (PSLV-CA) variant, on May 22, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said on Saturday.

According to the space agency, the PSLV rocket will blast off from the first launch pad carrying RISAT-2B at 5.27 a.m. on May 22, subject to weather conditions.

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ISRO missions. Image courtesy: udayavani.com

Like the previous launch events, the ISRO has made provisions for public to view the launch from recently opened Viewer’s Gallery at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, in Andhra Pradesh.

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Online registration for the Viewer’s Gallery will start five days before the launch. (IANS)