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INDIA ANNOUNCES JULY LAUNCH WINDOW FOR LUNAR MISSION

25 Jun 2019, 15:44 UTC
INDIA ANNOUNCES JULY LAUNCH WINDOW FOR LUNAR MISSION
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Hey Space Placers!India's Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has announced the July launch window for its next mission to the Moon - Chandrayaan-2 - which will include an orbiter and India’s first soft lander and rover.An artist’s rendition of the Vikram lander on the lunar surface. (Image credit: ISROThe mission is scheduled to launch on July 15 at 2:51 a.m. India Standard Time which is July 14, 5:21 p.m. EDT. This is just two days before Apollo 11 launched.Touchdown is scheduled for September 6 at -71 S latitude making this the farthest south lander ever.If successful India will become the fourth country to soft land on the Moon - US, USSR, China have done so so far.The landing area is also where Russia plans to land Luna 24 at some point in the future.The Moon beckons.....Sky Guy in VA

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