ISRO unveils much-awaited Chandrayaan-2 today: Here's all you need to know
Updated : June 12, 2019 02:50 PM IST
The spacecraft, weighing 3,800 kg, includes an orbiter which will circle the moon at 100 km; Vikram, which is a five-legged lander, that is designed to descend on the moon; and a robotic rover, Pragyan, that will explore the lunar terrain around it.
ISRO, in a mission update earlier, had said the three modules will carry a total of 13 + 1 payloads. The + 1 payload on the spacecraft is a passive payload of NASA.
Scientific goals of Chandrayaan include study of lunar topography, mineralogy, elemental abundance, the lunar exosphere, and signatures of hydroxyl and water ice.
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