India’s First-Ever Moon Mission to Launch in 2018

An ambitious moon exploration project by the Government of India till date.


In 2018, India said it would be ready to join the ranks of the moon lander. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is preparing for its very first lunar rover by the end of March 2018 as part of its Chandrayaan-2 moon mission.

The mission is deemed the most ambitious moon exploration project by the Government of India to date. India will be the first country in the last 4 years to attempt the moon mission.

India's First-Ever Moon Mission to Launch in 2018
The three craft that will be a part of the upcoming lunar launch. Image Credit: ISRO

India’s Chandrayaan-1 launched from Sriharikota island off the Eastern shore of India in 2008 at an expected cost of $US83 million. The ISRO’s 5-foot by 5-foot 3D shape influenced it into a lunar circle and identified some “magmatic water” on a moon hole.

But, the probe crashed and floated away into the lunar circle on November 14, 2008. It was just in 2016 that NASA found the surrendered rocket. This up-and-coming dispatch will incorporate three crewless vehicles. There will be an orbiter created that will drift over the surface of the Moon, a lunar wanderer, and a lander make that will securely arrive at the meanderer at first glance.

After its delicate lunar landing, an energizing first for India, the meanderer will investigate the lunar covering and the mantle while the orbiter makes a ‘point by point three-dimensional guide of the lunar surface,’ as per the ISRO.

The project will complete on a ‘shoestring’ budget of $93 million. This will make the hopeful success of India’s Moon mission that much more impressive.

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