Chandrayaan 2 Mission to launch on July 15, may land on the Moon on September 6 or 7

Indian Space Research Organisation Chairman Dr K Sivan said that ISRO has planned that Chandrayaan 2 Mission will be launched on July 15 early morning at 2 hours 51 minutes.

The Chandrayaan 2 Mission contains three components and the composite body of Chandrayaan 2 is kept inside GSLV MK-III. The total mass of Chandrayaan 2 system is 3.8 ton; out of 3.8 ton, nearly 1.3 ton is the propeller.

“The day we are going to land is either September 6 or September 7, that day happens to be the beginning of a lunar day. For one full lunar day, the lander and rover will be functioning and will carry out scientific experiments,” Dr Sivan said.

The cost of Chandrayaan 2 Mission mainly the satellite portion, including the support from foreign agencies as well as for navigation purpose, is Rs 603 crore, he said.