Science and technology in India

The Chandrayaan 2 spacecraft will be the first Indian expedition to carry out a soft landing on the lunar surface. This mission will make India the fourth country after the US, Russia, and China to conduct a soft landing on the moon.

India's second mission to the moon was approved by the cabinet in September 2008, just before the launch of Chandrayaan 1.If the mission is successful, it will be yet another feather in the cap for ISRO whose reputation in this field has grown exponentially.

The mission took off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on July 22.India's second mission to the moon was approved by the cabinet in September 2008, just before the launch of Chandrayaan 1.

The Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft will be the first Indian expedition to carry out a soft landing on the lunar surface. This mission will make India the fourth country after the US, Russia, and China to conduct a soft landing on the moon.

Shah Rukh Khan took his own way of lauding the 'painstaking' efforts made by the scientists at ISRO on micro-blogging site by recalling one of the famous track from his film.

Along with the Emisat, the rocket will carry 28 third-party satellites and also demonstrate its new technologies like three different orbits.

The Indian space agency also has two more PSLV variants, viz Core Alone (without any strap-on motors) and the larger PSLV-XL.