India planea su segunda misión a la Luna
July 14, 2019 - La nave espacial Chandrayaan-2 de India planea aterrizar un rover del tamaño de un maletín en la Luna, a 600 km del polo sur lunar, mientras un orbitador busca agua — vital para futuras misiones tripuladas
The Indian Space Research Organisation's space agency plans to launch a spacecraft on July 14, in the hopes of landing a rover vehicle on the Moon in early September.
If successful, India will be the fourth nation to soft land on the lunar surface – after the US, former Soviet Union and China.
The Chandrayaan-2 will be the country's second lunar mission, after the previously successful Chandrayaan-1 orbited our nearest celestial neighbour in 2008.
This mission will focus on the lunar surface – gathering data on water, minerals and rock formations.
If all goes to plan, a lander and rover (with a two-week lifespan) will touch down near the lunar south pole in September, the first to ever do so in that region.
- Chandrayaan-2: India unveils spacecraft for second Moon mission (BBC)
- Chandrayaan-2 (ISRO)
- 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)
- Jul 14, 2019: India launches Chandrayaan-2 on lunar inventory mission (NewsAhead)
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