Plans for India’s second unmanned mission to the moon have been unveiled by ISRO

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Chandrayaan-2 will take off aboard the GSLV MK-III rocket at 0251 hours on 15 July from Andhra Pradesh

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The Chandrayaan-2 will attempt a soft landing on the unmapped southern pole of the moon

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The landing on the moon near the South Pole, an uncharted territory, would be on Sept 6 or 7

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It is the first time that ISRO is attempting to soft-land a module in extra-terrestrial space

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For the first time in the history of ISRO, two women :Ritu Karidhal and M Vanitha are leading as project and mission directors respectively

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Additionally, 30 percent of the mission scientists for Chandrayaan-2 are women

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Chandrayaan-2 consists of an Orbiter, Lander and Rover, all equipped with scientific instruments to study the moon

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ISRO has named the Lander module Vikram, after Vikram Sarabhai, and the Rover module Pragyaan, meaning wisdom

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If successful, India will join the US, the former Soviet Union, and China—the only three other nations to have achieved the feat so far

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