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GSLV Mk III | Chandrayaan-2

Window Opens
Jan 31, 2019
Window Closes
Jan 31, 2019

Launch Vehicle

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: 2
Strap-ons: 2
Rocket Height: 43.4 m
Fairing Diameter: 5.0 m

Missions

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
Trans Lunar Injection

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