The Indian Space Research Agency ISRO announced that the spacecraft launched from the Sriharikota Space Station on July 22nd is now in orbit at 04.32 local time.
Chandrayaan-2 is expected to complete a total of 384,000 kilometers of journeys, and on September 6-7, the Moon is scheduled to land at the South Pole, where little is known.
The ‘dark side’ of the moon will land for the first time
The south pole, previously known as the “dark side” of the Moon, had not been descended.
If everything goes as planned, India will become the 4th country to succeed in “soft landing” on the surface of the Moon after the US, China and the former Soviet Union.
India made its first voyage to the Moon (Chandrayaan-1) in 2008. The spacecraft searched for water on its radar before it landed on the moon.
Chandrayaan-2 will look for water and minerals on the Moon and will also measure Moon shakes.