What does the new space mission launched from India look for in the South Pole of the Moon

In its second attempt, the Space Agency of India successfully put its Chandrayaan-2 mission into space to the unexplored South Pole of the Moon. This is the most ambitious project that country has carried out in the area of space exploration.

This Monday, the special agency of India successfully launched its Chandrayaan-2 mission to the unexplored South Pole of the Moon, its most ambitious project so far and that a week ago had to be aborted one hour after takeoff.

The launch of the lunar mission with the GSLV Mark III rocket occurred as scheduled at 2:43 p.m. from the launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Center in the south of the country, as it was shown live during the countdown. Space Research Organization of India (ISRO).

“I am very happy to announce that the GSLV Mark III vehicle has successfully injected the Chandrayaan-2 into the expected orbit,” the ISRO chief Kailasavadivoo Sivan announced with applause.

The president of India, Ram Nath Kovind, celebrated the success of the mission through his Twitter account and said he hopes it will be the beginning of new discoveries that enrich world knowledge.

The space agency now expects the aircraft to be possessed on the lunar surface within 50 days, after traveling the 384,000 kilometers (238,607 miles) that separate the Earth from the Moon.

This was India’s second attempt to launch the mission.
The success of the operation was confirmed 17 minutes after launch. The cancellation of the first attempt of the mission was due to a problem in the vehicle system when there was only one hour left for takeoff.

“This is the beginning of a historic trip from India to the Moon, with its landing in a place near the South Pole, to carry out scientific experiments,” Sivan added.

This is India’s second lunar exploration mission after its previous version, the Chandrayaan-1, was placed in the lunar orbit in November 2008.

This mission aims to explore the south pole of the lunar surface and discover more about the mineral composition of the satellite and the presence of water.

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