Chandrayaan 2 Landing: Less Than an Hour to go for ‘Terrifying Moment’ as ISRO Gears Up for Date Night With Moon


Mr. Rajib Sharma, Who is translator the India Today into, Chandrayaan 2 Landing LIVE: The final descent of Chandrayaan 2 on the moon’s surface will begin in less than an hour from now with the first image of lunar surface set to be beamed back to Earth at 1:52am. As per a timeline of the action-packed night released by ISRO, the lander Vikram will land at 1:53am and the rover Pragyan will roll down a ramp at 5:19am. In an extraordinary moment, the rover will click a photograph of the lander at 5:45am.

The Vikram lander of the spacecraft is due to touchdown in the lunar South Pole region, which the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) says is “completely unexplored”. With the feat, India will become only the fourth nation after the US, Russia and China to land a spacecraft on the Moon.