India is preparing for the launch of its first lunar landing on Sunday, July 14 as part of the Chandrayaan-2 mission, the country's most ambitious space project.
Launched at the top of the most powerful rocket in India, the launcher satellite satellite geosynchronous Mark III, this amplifier 15-storey and 640 tons should take off Sunday at 02:51 local time.
All is well, the lunar rover called "Pragyaan" must land in the first week of September, while he allegedly planted an Indian flag on the surface of the landing zone near the site of a "Large excess of mass" recently discovered in the lunar basin Aitken of the South Pole.
The 27 kg six-wheeled rover is armed with an X-ray spectrometer to analyze the crust in the basin and discover how it's formed.
It will be almost 11 years since India's last incursion into the moon, when the Chandrayaan-1 probe made a controlled impact near the South Pole to collect soil samples to search for traces of water.
If successful, the mission will make India the fourth country to settle on the moon after the United States, Russia and China.
Israel failed in its attempt to take fourth place in the record books landing on the moon with its Beresheet spacecraft earlier this year.
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