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India launched to the Moon orbital module with a lunar rover

On July 22, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) successfully launched to the Moon the orbital station Chandrayaan-2 with the Pragyan lunar rover.

Pragyan is equipped with solar panels, from which it must work for at least one lunar day – 14 Earth days. During this time, the lunar rover will collect data on the lunar surface. It is expected that the orbital module will remain in operation for about a year.

Landing apparatus at the south pole of the moon is scheduled for September 6 or 7. In the case of the success of the mission “Chandrayaan-2”, India will become the fourth country after the United States, the USSR and China, which has landed its moon rover on the satellite.

The first lunar expedition of India "Chandrayaan-1" took place in 2008. Then the orbital module checked the Moon for …