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India moon launch delayed

India moon launch delayed

India's space agency was set to launch the Chandrayaan-2 lunar mission from Satish Dhawan Space Center on July 15 before the mission was aborted due to a technical error.

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RESTRICTIONS: Broadcast: NO USE JAPAN, NO USE TAIWAN Digital: NO USE JAPAN, NO USE TAIWAN India's space agency was set to launch the Chandrayaan-2 lunar mission from Satish Dhawan Space Center on July 15 before the mission was aborted due to a technical error, reports India Today.

This would have been India's second moon mission, the Times of India reports.

The Indian Space Agency said they will announce a new launch date.

The mission's spacecraft comprises of a lander, a rover and an orbiter, the Indian Space Research Organization or ISRO.

The rover is to be housed within the lander.

The orbiter will be carrying items such as a terrain mapping camera, a solar X-ray monitor, an imaging IR spectrometer and a dual-frequency synthetic aperture radar.

The lander will include an instrument for lunar seismic activity and a thermal probe.

While the rover will carry an X-ray spectrometer and a laser-induced breakdown spectroscope.

The orbiter and the lander will separate once the spacecraft has reached the moon's orbit.

The lander will attempt a soft-landing between two lunar craters, according to the ISRO.

Once on the moon's surface, the rover will be able to move around semi-autonomously.

It will analyze the moon's surface and send data to the lander.

The lander will then relay information to the orbiter and to earth, according to the ISRO.

RUNDOWN SHOWS: 1.

Spacecraft being launched 2.

What the spacecraft will be comprised of 3.

Payloads the orbiter would carry 4.

Payloads the lander and rover would carry 5.

The lander separating from the orbiter and landing on the moon's surface 6.

The rover analyzing the lunar surface and data being relayed to the orbiter and to earth VOICEOVER (in English): "India's space agency was set to launch the Chandrayaan-2 lunar mission from Satish Dhawan Space Center on July 15.

"The launch was postponed on Monday due to a technical error." "According to the Times of India, this would have been the country's second moon mission." "The Indian Space Research Organization or ISRO, says the spacecraft comprises of a lander, a rover and an orbiter.

The rover is housed within the lander." "When the mission gets underway the spacecraft will carry a total of 13 payloads, including eight on the orbiter, three on the lander and two on the rover." "The orbiter will be carrying items such as a terrain mapping camera, a solar X-ray monitor, an imaging IR spectrometer and a dual-frequency synthetic aperture radar." "The lander will include an instrument for lunar seismic activity and a thermal probe." "While the rover will carry an X-ray spectrometer and a laser-induced breakdown spectroscope." "The orbiter and the lander will separate once the spacecraft has reached the moon's orbit." "The lander will attempt a soft-landing between two lunar craters, Manzinus C and Simpelius N, according to ISRO." "Once on the moon's surface, the rover will be able to move around semi-autonomously.

It will analyze the moon's surface and send data to the lander." "According to ISRO, the lander would then be able to relay information to the orbiter and to earth." SOURCES: Space.com.

Times of India, Indian Space Research Organization, India Today https://www.space.com/india-chandrayaan-2-moon-mission-launch-weekend.html https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/chandrayaan-2-module-integrated-with-rocket-ready-for-july-15-launch/articleshow/70109298.cms https://www.isro.gov.in/chandrayaan2-home https://www.indiatoday.in/science/story/chandrayaan-2-launch-live-updates-isro-moon-mission-gslv-mk-iii-sriharikota-1568780-2019-07-14 *** For story suggestions please contact [email protected] For technical and editorial support, please contact: Asia: +61 2 93 73 1841 Europe: +44 20 7542 7599 Americas and Latam: +1 800 738 8377



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