"All the modules are getting ready for the Chandrayaan-2 launch during the window of July 9 to July 16. The expected moon landing on September 6," said the space agency in a statement on Wednesday.
It would be launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.
The mission would land on the southern pole of the moon, which has not been explored much before by any of the countries. The landing of the craft near the lunar south pole would be historically significant as it would give ISRO the opportunity to name that site on the moon.
We are ready for one of the most exciting missions, #Chandrayaan2. Launch window between July 9-16 & likely Moon-landing on Sept 6, 2019. #GSLVMKIII will carry 3 modules of this #lunarmission - Orbiter, Lander (Vikram), Rover (Pragyan).
The Orbiter and Lander modules would be interfaced mechanically and stacked together as an integrated module. It would be accommodated inside the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) MK-III, a three stage launch vehicle equipped to lift heaviest satellites into orbit. The Rover is housed inside the Lander.
After launch into earth-bound orbit, the integrated module would reach the lunar orbit using the Orbiter propulsion module. The Lander would then separate from the Orbiter and soft land at a pre-determined site close to lunar South Pole.
Unlike the first lunar mission in October 2008, which was launched using PSLV rocket and involved only orbiting the moon, Chandryaan 2 would attempt a soft landing the lunar surface.
The wheeled rover would roll out for carrying out scientific experiments on the lunar surface. Instruments are also mounted on Lander and Orbiter for carrying out scientific experiments. The data would be relayed to earth.
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