In a Twitter post, Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) said: 'We are ready for one of the most exciting missions. The landing on the lunar surface is expected to be by 6 September and ISRO plans to include a lander, an orbiter and a rover to land. However, Chandrayaan-2 missed the lunar date again in January and was deferred till April. The South Pole is where researchers think water ice on the lunar surface can be directly observed, evidence for which was gathered by spectrometers aboard India's previous moon mission launched in 2008.
Chandrayaan-2 will be ISRO's first time attempt to land a rover on the Moon.
The Orbiter and Lander modules will be interfaced mechanically and stacked together as an integrated module and accommodated inside the rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV MK-III). Rover Pragyan will come out of Vikram and roll out on the lunar surface for 100 metre and spend 14 earth days on the moon for carrying out scientific experiments.
There are news reports earlier that ISRO missed the deadline for Chandrayaan previous year due to damages for the lander (Vikram). ISRO scientists explained that after launch into an initial orbit around earth by GSLV MK-III, the integrated module will reach the moon's orbit using the orbiter's propulsion module.
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If India will be successful in landing a rover on Moon, it would be the fourth country in the world to land on the Moon. "Once it gets into the lunar orbit and stabilises, the orbit will be reduced slowly to take the payload to a suitable window for decent to the surface", said an Isro official on condition of anonymity.
While the orbiter of the spacecraft will go around the moon, the Vikram lander will land on the lunar surface and remain stationed as a base.
The Chandrayaan-2, weighing around 3290 kg, would orbit around the moon and perform the objectives of remote sensing the moon. The data will be sent to Earth within 15 minutes of each test.