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Chandrayaan-2: India's second moon mission, in July 2019

Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:18 pm

Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter-Lander-Rover combination set for mid July launch
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Chandrayaan-1 was launched in August 2009 and was an orbiter and impactor. The mission was successful.
India also conducted a successful Mars mission Mangalyaan-1 in 2014, which is still active. Mangalyaan-2 is scheduled for 2022-23.

The first Indian human spaceflight program - Gaganyaan - is planned for late 2021, with a 3 member crew.
 
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Re: Chandrayaan-2: India's second moon mission, in July 2019

Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:15 pm

Exciting times ahead! Chandrayaan-2 is expected to have orbiter, lander and a rover. Very nice!
 
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Re: Chandrayaan-2: India's second moon mission, in July 2019

Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:51 am

Very exciting!

But it begs the question, what strategic significance does India see in the moon? Legitimate question.
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Re: Chandrayaan-2: India's second moon mission, in July 2019

Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:12 pm

WingsFan wrote:
Exciting times ahead! Chandrayaan-2 is expected to have orbiter, lander and a rover. Very nice!

Yup, and on the GSLV Mk 3 too - first time it’s beint used for something other than lofting heavy sats .
TWA772LR wrote:
But it begs the question, what strategic significance does India see in the moon? Legitimate question.

Same as what anyone else who’s been there sees.

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