India’s tricky mission to moon’s south pole
April 1, 2018 -- India’s Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft will attempt to land a briefcase-sized rover onto the Moon’s surface, 600km from the lunar south pole, while an orbiter above searches for water — vital to future manned missions.
- India plans tricky and unprecedented landing near moon’s south pole (Science)
- India’s Chandrayaan-2 has more power than NASA’s Apollo missions, but cheaper (Futurism)
- Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (Government of India)
- CAD model of Chandrayaan-2, launch configuration (The Planetary Society)