ISRO setup Chandrayaan-2 to land on moon in 2018

India prepares Chandrayaan-2 mission to land on the moon in 2018. Indian officials say the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is planning to launch a spacecraft landing mission as its second mission to the moon involving rocket orbiting rockets, rocket launchers and exploratory rockets.

Tinuku ISRO setup Chandrayaan-2 to land on moon in 2018

Minister of State for the Ministry of Development of the North Eastern Region, Dr Jitendra Singh, on lask week said India is preparing a second mission to the moon. Chandrayaan-2 will touch the surface of the moon where previously the Chandrayaan-1 mission has been successfully orbiting in 2008.

ISRO says the launch into Earth orbit will use GSLV Mark III rocket. The spacecraft will continue its journey to fly 100 km above the moon's surface at the landing site where the landing aircraft will send two rover explorers.

India is aggressively building space in this decade. In 2013 launched the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) for US$74 million to approach the orbit of Mars. The MOM is planned to orbit for six months, but this mission managed to orbit 1,000 days until July 2017.

The successful launch of the GSLV Mark III rocket placed India as one of the countries with heavy-duty rocket technology. ISRO also works on a smaller budget and does things faster than other established space agencies.

The landing missions on the moon are also being planned by TeamIndus. A startup headquartered in Bengaluru is planning to make a moon surfing using spacecraft to transmit high-definition video, images and data to the earth.