ISRO has an incredible reputation for achieving impossible within the limited resources and timelines. From launching executing Mars Orbiter Mission to launching record 104 satellites in one go, our very own space agency has made us proud time and again with its overwhelming achievements. And now the scientists at ISRO are getting ready to land India’s first rover over the surface of the moon.
According to the report published in ET, as a part of its Chandrayaan-2 mission, Indian space agency is planning to execute the mission by the end of March 2018. This would be ISRO’s first journey over the surface of the moon. Before that, only China landed on the moon in 2013 and before that, landings happened way back in the 1970s.
Earlier Chandrayaan-1 detected some ‘magmatic water’ over a moon crater before the probe crashed on November 14, 2008, and got lost in lunar orbit. Later, NASA found the “derelict spacecraft” again in 2016. To get a closer and clearer look at the surface of the moon, ISRO will send three unmanned vehicles for the trip: an orbiter craft that will hover above the moon’s surface, a rover, and a lander that will safely plop that rover on the moon.