Chandrayaan spacecraft launched by India about a month ago, has reached its target. The next task is the Vikran landing vehicle. As part of this mission, Vikram plans to make a soft landing on the moon on Saturday.
Vikram successfully left Chandrayaan-2 and headed toward the Moon to land on his surface.
- The Vikram landing vehicle will make a soft landing on the lunar surface on Saturday (September 7th) between 1.30 and 2.30 am local time. After the landing is completed successfully, the exploration vehicle in Vikram will look for water signs on the Moon and the fossil record of the Solar system. Vikram landing vehicle, India, the Soviet Union, the US and China after the discovery of the Moon surface will be the fourth country
- Vikram will be the first spacecraft to make a soft landing in the southern polar region of the Moon. The topographic survey of the descent site and the descent team will land the spacecraft with a soft descent into the high plain between two craters (Manzinus C and Simpelius N) located at approximately 70 ° south latitude.
- When the landing is completed successfully, the main part of the mission will begin. Within the Vikram landing vehicle, a six-wheeled robotic reconnaissance vehicle called Pragyan will leave Vikram and investigate the surface of the Moon for 14 days. Pragyan will have a range up to 500 meters away from the landing vehicle and will run on solar energy.