Chandrayaan 2: Everything you need to know about the spacecraft before it lands on the Moon TONIGHT

Chandrayaan 2 is the second Lunar expedition mission that was developed by the ISRO (Indian Space and Research Organisation) and launched to the moon on July 22. Tonight, the spacecraft is all set to land on the Moon!
Chandrayaan 2: Everything you need to know about the spacecraft before it lands on the Moon TONIGHTChandrayaan 2: Everything you need to know about the spacecraft before it lands on the Moon TONIGHT
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To understand the Moon better, the ISRO took a huge leap and launched a new lunar mission the Chandrayaan 2, to take India where no country has gone before - the Moon's south polar region. The idea of this is to explore the Moon which is the closest cosmic body to the Earth and also make it a test bed for to demonstrate the technologies require for deep-space missions. The project is an attempt to discover and increase the understanding of space, promote global alliances and inspire the future generation to explore the sciences. 

The shuttle is expected to land on the Moon's surface at around 1.55 am and the moon lander - Vikram, has now performed two different manoeuvres to a touchdown on the surface. Then, research including a thorough mapping of the resources available on the moon's surface, looking for water and getting images for the same.

This is expected to be the "most complex mission ever undertaken by ISRO. The success of this project will make India the fourth country in the world, after Russia, the United States and China who would have pulled off a soft landing on the celestial body. 

The ISRO will explore the region which has not been touched by sunlight for millions of years and is perfect for recording the solar system's origins since this area is permanently shadowed. It is estimated that nearly 100 million tons of water is lying in these craters. 

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