Where | New Delhi
2018 is gonna be a year to remember for all Delhiites. And more importantly, all the Indians as ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) gets ready to land its very first lunar rover on the moon by the end of March 2018. The mission will be part of its Chandrayaan-2 mission and we’re feeling really proud of the entire affair!
This picture showing the surface of the moon was shared by ISRO as taken by the Moon Impact Probe (MIP) after it separated from India’s Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft. ISRO’s 5-foot by 5-foot cube made it into lunar orbit, and detected some ‘magmatic water’ on a moon crater. However, the craft was lost in space due to a crash landing.
But that didn’t deter ISRO from starting a new mission! As this will be ISRO’s first attempt to get a more delicate and precise up-close look at the lunar surface.
The Indian space team is preparing three unmanned vehicles for the trip: an orbiter craft, a rover, and a lander that will safely plop that rover on the moon.
Isn’t this some really amazing news?
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