India Will Attempt to Land on the Moon in September

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  1. Calliers

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    India is returning to the moon. A decade after Chandrayaan-1, the historic probe that first discovered water molecules on lunar soil, the country is poised to send Chandrayaan-2 back to the Earth's only permanent natural satellite.

    According to the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), the mission has three modules: an orbiter, a lander named Vikram, and a rover named Pragyan. The mission, initially expected to launch in April, will now leave Earth's orbit during a window between July 9 and July 16. The spacecraft will take off from Sriharikota, an island off India’s southeastern coast, with an expected moon landing on September 6.

    The spacecraft will be carried into space by a Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III (GSLV Mk III) rocket, also developed by the ISRO.
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    This is weird. I remember Earth having a second natural satellite.
     
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    Which is? The sun? Dude are you on something?
     

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