India’s tricky mission to Moon’s south pole with the Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft- an annotated infographic

On the first day of next month, 1 April 2018, India’s Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft will attempt to land a briefcase-sized rover onto the Moon’s surface, 600km from the lunar south pole, while an orbiter above searches for water – vital to future manned missions.

This is no joke (India has no concept of April Fools’ Day). India’s Moon ambitions are very real, completely serious and technologically advanced.

Click on the graphic for an expanded view.

SPACE: Chandrayaan-2 moon mission
April 1, 2018 — IndiaÕs Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft will attempt to land a briefcase-sized rover onto the MoonÕs surface, 600km from the lunar south pole, while an orbiter above searches for water Ñ vital to future manned missions. Graphic shows how India intends to land a rover on the moon.
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