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12:00 AM, June 13, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:06 AM, June 13, 2019

India unveils spacecraft for moon-landing mission

India yesterday unveiled a spacecraft which is expected to take off for the moon next month, making the country only the fourth to achieve the feat. The mission is India’s second to the moon, and if successful it will put the nation in the league of the US, the former Soviet Union and China. Named Chandrayaan-2, the craft is made up of an orbiter, a lander and a rover developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). It will be launched from Sriharikota space centre on July 15 and is expected to land near the lunar South Pole on September 6. Once it touches down, the rover will carry out experiments while being controlled remotely by ISRO scientists.

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