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Status

Success

Chandrayaan-2 lunar mission

Launch Time
Mon Jul 22, 2019 09:13 UTC
First Indian lunar lander. First mission to go to land at the south pole of the Moon. If successful, India will become the 4th nation to reach the moon, after the US, the USSR and China.

Rocket

GSLV Mk III
ISRO
Status: Active
Price: $62.0 million
Liftoff Thrust: 11,898 kN
Payload to LEO: 10,000 kg
Payload to GTO: 4,000 kg
Stages: 3
Strap-ons: 2
Rocket Height: 43.4 m
Fairing Diameter: 5.0 m

Mission Details

Chandrayaan-2

Chandrayaan-2 is India's second lunar exploration mission after Chandrayaan-1. Developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the mission is planned to be launched to the Moon. It includes a lunar orbiter, lander and rover, all developed by India. Chandrayaan-2 will attempt to soft land a lander and rover in a high plain between two craters, Manzinus C and Simpelius N, at a latitude of about 70° south. If successful, Chandrayaan-2 will be the first-ever mission to land a rover near the lunar south pole. According to ISRO, this mission will use and test various new technologies and conduct new experiments. The wheeled rover will move on the lunar surface and will perform on-site chemical analysis. The data will be relayed to Earth through the Chandrayaan-2 orbiter, which will piggyback on the same launch.
Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 3,890 kg
Elliptical

Location

Stats

2019

47th orbital launch attempt

Indian Space Research Organisation

73rd mission
60th successful mission
11th consecutive successful mission

GSLV Mk.III

3rd mission
3rd successful mission