Chandrayaan 2 lander Vikram will attempt to soft land on the lunar surfaceISRO
Chandrayaan 2 will be attempt to soft land on the Moon between 1:30am and 2:30am tonight.
The entire process will take 15 minutes.
The lander, Vikram, will be shutting down its engines — one by one — as it gets closer to the lunar surface.
Chandrayaan 2, India's second mission to Moon, is all set to land tonight between 1:30 am and 2:30 am.
Vikram, Chandrayaan 2's lander, is on its way to the Moon's South Pole to attempt a soft landing. This is the most difficult part of the Chandrayaan 2 mission.
Of all the missions that have attempted to soft land on the Moon, only 37% have been successful.
Former Indian Space Research Organisation Chairman,
G. Madhavan Nair, stated that will be ISRO's ‘most complex' mission ever. The current ISRO Chairman
K Sivan also believes that Chandrayaan's 2 soft landing on the Moon's South Pole will be the ‘most terrifying' 15 minutes for the onground team.
Here's everything you need to know about Vikram landing on the Moon: