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With the launch of the Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft, which is India going to take part in the exclusive group of countries that have successfully landed on the Moon.
A technical glitch had India been forced to quit his first attempt to launch the unmanned spacecraft from the week before. Scientists at the mission control center erupted in applause as the rocket lifted off in clear weather, as scheduled, at 2:43 p.m. local time from the Sriharikota, in the southern part of India. K. Sivan, who was at the head of the indian space agency said the rocket successfully injected the spacecraft into orbit.
The spacecraft — named Chandrayaan, it is the Sanskrit word for ” moon craft,” is scheduled to land at the south pole of the moon in September, and to send a rover to explore the water and the deposits of which were secured by a previous mission that is to orbit the Moon.
INDIA SETS SIGHTS ON THE MOON, REVEALS A SPACE FOR A MISSION
“#Chandrayaan2 is unique in that it has to be investigated and to carry out studies in the antarctic region of the lunar terrain, which has not been studied and tested in the past the mission,” tweeted Indian Prime minister Narendra Modi on Monday. “This mission will provide new knowledge about the Moon.”
So far, only the US, Russia and China have successfully landed on the Moon.
The indian space hardware that has reached the Moon, but the country has yet to achieve a “soft landing” on the moon’s surface.
INDIA WILL REARRANGE THE MOON AND THE MISSION FOR MONDAY
India’s first moon mission, Chandrayaan-1, will orbit the Moon in 2008, but it is not in the country. It does, however, have the start of a major impact on the probe that was intentionally crashed into the Moon.
In this photo released by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has demonstrated its geosynchronous Satellite launch Vehicle (GSLV) MkIII, the transfer of the Chandrayaan-2 will lift off from the Satish Dhawan Space center in Sriharikota, India, Monday, July 22, 2019. India successfully launched an unmanned spacecraft on the far side of the moon, on a Monday, a week after aborting the mission due to a technical problem.
(The Indian Space Research Organization, via AP)
Chandrayaan-1 operated for 312 days.
The Moon is high in a number of countries’ space programs. In China, for example, was the first country to successfully land a probe on the far side of the Moon earlier this year, the Chang’e 4 lander reached the moon’s surface on Dec. 2.
ISRAEL’S BERESHEET SPACECRAFT HAS FAILED IN THE LUNAR LANDING EFFORT
However, israel’s unmanned aerial vehicles Beresheet spaceship has crashed when it is trying to make a moon landing on April 11. It was only a few hundred meters above the surface of the moon, when the Mission Control in Yehud, Israel, has lost contact with the probe.
In a preliminary study, it is found that a manual assignment of the cause of the crash.
The united states has also set his sights on the celestial satellite, and plans to take the country by U.s. astronauts, including the first woman on the Moon by 2024.
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July 20 marked the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
Fox News’ Chris Ciaccia, Morgan, Cheung, and the Associated Press contributed to this article. Follow James Rogers on Twitter @jamesjrogers