Technology Chandrayaan-2 rover-lander tested on 'moon surface' created with Salem soil Updated : July 21, 2019 01:50 PM IST The moon's surface is covered with craters, rocks and dust and its soil is of different texture as compared to earth's. Importing lunar soil-like substance from the US was a costly affair and ISRO looked for a local solution as its need was about 60/70 ton of soil. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.