Chandrayaan II: India all set to land on Moon for the first time
New Delhi : India is all set to create history by joining the list of landers on Moon with its most ambitious Chandrayaan II project. This will be the first time when India will be making an attempt to land on the surface of the Moon.
Chandrayaan II is India's second lunar exploration mission after the famous Chandrayaan-1 launched in October 2008.
Developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), scientists will make a landing attempt in the first quarted of 2018.
It will be launched using a Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV Mk II) which includes a lunar orbiter, lander and rover, all made in India.
India will also be the first country in last four years to land on the Moon. In 2013, China’s unmanned ‘Yutu’ rover had done this with month-long walk on the planet.
Chandrayan 2 is an advanced version of Chandrayan 1 and scientists believe that the mission will be concluded with an ease.