India’s second moon mission, or Chandrayaan-2, is expected to reach the moon’s orbit on August 20, and land on the lunar surface on September 7, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K Sivan said. “The spacecraft is all set to leave the Earth’s orbit after two days,” he told media. Chandrayaan-2, a three-module spacecraft comprising of an Orbiter, a Lander and a Rover, was launched on July 22, a week after the original date of its launch.
“After its launch we did five maneuvers. The Chandrayaan-2 composite body is now revolving around the Earth,” Sivan said. The next ... more