The spacecraft will spend the next month in space and then will attempt a touch down on the lunar surface in September.
India is on track to head to the moon. The rocket that carries the Indian lunar lander Chandrayaan 2 just launched. It is India’s second attempt to launch, after a technical problem caused the mission to be aborted last week.
Kailasavadivoo Sivan Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), said just after launch:
“It is the beginning of a historical journey of India towards the Moon and to land at a place near the south pole. To carry out scientific experiments; to explore the unexplored.”
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