India is preparing to send a mission to the moon in May

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India is preparing to send a mission to the moon in May

For May 2019, it is planned to send to the earth satellite an automatic station of Indian production “Chandrayan-2”, which will take along a self-propelled vehicle. Sivan, head of the Indian Space Research Organization, told Kaylasavadivu about this.

“In May of this year, we plan to launch the PSLVC-46 mission, followed by PSLVC-47 from Chandrayaan-2,” Siwan’s words are quoted in the Hindustan Times newsletter.

PSLVC-46 and PSLVC-47 consist in putting satellites into Earth orbit, and the Chandrayan-2 is the very moon mission itself.

In general, the Indian station was supposed to go to the Moon in April 2018, but the launch was postponed several times, and nothing was said about the reasons for this.

The Chandrayaan-2 mission will be a continuation of Chandrayaan-1, which India carried out in 2008, sending an orbital station to the Moon. At the same time, the project is much more complicated, since it involves landing a space object on the surface and delivering a moon rover.

It is worth noting that in the entire history of space exploration, only three countries managed to land the device on the surface of a natural satellite of the Earth – the United States, the Russian Federation and the People's Republic of China.