Moon Mission will help know 'our planet better' : ISRO

Moon Mission will help know our planet better : ISRO

Moon Mission will help know 'our planet better' : ISRO Moon Mission will help know 'our planet better' : ISRO New Delhi, Jul 13 (UNI) The country's science and space theatre is set for a quantum leap when ISRO will launch the prestigious lunar mission, Chandrayaan-2, on Monday, July 15. "The Earth and the Moon have a lot more in common than most of us realise. And studying these commonalities will help us understand our own planet better. We hope to do this with Chandrayaan2," ISRO said in a tweet on Saturday. Former ISRO Chairman Dr K Radhakrishnan said in Chennai that the Chandrayaan-2, with an Indian Lander-Rover combine, is India's first step in Robotic Space Exploration, and the entire Nation was looking towards it. ISRO is all set for the prestigious lunar mission, the space agency's chairman K Sivan said. It will be the Indian Space Research Organisation's first mission to land on any celestial body and a follow-up to Chandrayaan-1 launched in 2008. The objective of the mission is to take up a detailed study on understanding of the origin and evolution of the Moon, according to ISRO. ISRO had earlier said all three modules of the moon mission -- Orbiter, Lander (Vikram) and Rover (Pragyan) -- were getting ready for the launch and the lander was expected to touch down on the lunar surface. "ISRO is now embarking on one of the most complex missions since its inception - that of launching Chandrayaan 2", said K Kasturirangan, former Chairman of ISRO.



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