With the beginning of the countdown for Chandrayaan 2, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) released a new teaser of India's lunar mission, which is set to launch on July 15.
The 2:39 minutes video teaser explains how the Chandrayaan-2 mission is divided in to three parts as it aims to understand the origin and evolution of the moon.
"Chandrayaan 2 is a 3-in-1 mission of ISRO born at the U.R Rao Satellite Center in Bengaluru. In addition to the Chandrayaan-2, there are two other parts of the mission --- Lander-Vikram and a rover-Pragyan. The GSLV Mark III will inject the Chandrayaan-2 into a highly elliptical orbit around the Earth. The mission is undertaken to better understand the origin and evolution of the moon."
Speaking on the mission, ISRO Chairman Dr K Sivan said that the Chandrayaan-2 will open new era of Luna exploration.
"Our plan is to explore the unexplored regions closer to the Lunar South Pole," he said speaking in the teaser.
Watch the teaser here:
On Thursday, ISRO carried out the launch checks of the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark-III (GSLV Mk-III) rocket at the launch pad in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
The Chandrayaan-2, India's lunar mission which will go to the Moon's south polar region, and is scheduled to be launched on July 15, at 2:51 am IST. The 640-tonne GSLV Mk-III rocket, which will take the Chandrayaan-2 to the space has been named as 'Bahubali', which stands 43 meters tall, is as high as a 15 storey building. Chandrayaan-2 will contain three components, Orbiter, Lander and Rover and the total composite module will weight 3.8 tonnes.