India to become the fourth nation to launch spacecraft for Moon-landing mission

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  • India sends unmanned spacecraft on the lunar mission.
  • Spacecraft will explore and perform studies on the south pole region of the lunar terrain.
  • This mission will offer new knowledge about the Moon; PM Narendra Modi.
  •  Chandrayaan has been launched to the far side of the moon on Monday.
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India sends its unmanned spacecraft to land on the moon as of today – photo courtesy Narendra Modi Twitter page.

While everyone here in Pakistan is eyeing on the Trump-Imran meeting – a breakthrough signal in stranded US-Pakistan ties, India is all set to land on the Earth’s lone natural satellite and if succeeds it will become the fourth nation to accomplish the fleet following US, Russia, and China.

However, this is not India’s maiden attempt as it’s first moon mission was in 2008 which helped in water detection at the moon.

A huge crowd, reportedly, gathered to witness the second attempt of sending unmanned spacecraft to the moon. The country also has plans to send it’s first manned air vehicle in the years to come.

Indian premier sums up the proud moments for the nation in a tweet saying: “Special moments that will be etched in the annals of our glorious history! The launch of Chandrayaan illustrates the prowess of our scientists and the determination of 130 crore Indians to scale new frontiers of science. Every Indian is immensely proud today!”

“It will have an Orbiter for remote sensing the Moon and also a Lander-Rover module for analysis of the lunar surface,” Modi adds in another tweet.

India’s twice-elected premier also told the reason for the uniqueness of the mission and says: “Chandrayaan2 is unique because it will explore and perform studies on the south pole region of lunar terrain which is not explored and sampled by any past mission. This mission will offer new knowledge about the Moon.”

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The spacecraft named ‘Chandrayaan’ has been launched to the far side of the moon as of today by India’s space agency. The spacecraft is designed to land on the moon’s south pole for extending a rover to explore water deposits that were ascertained by India’s earlier lunar mission.

According to media reports, Indian scientists offered prayers at temples near the base and are confident enough to have a successful mission this time, unlike the last week’s launch in which the problem appeared.

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