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Discover Moon's south Pole with Chandrayaan-2

Discover Moon's south Pole with Chandrayaan-2 Chandrayaan-2 is India's planned second mission to the moon, which was expected to launch in 2019. It is a follow-up mission from the Chandrayaan-1 mission that assisted in confirming the presence of water/hydroxyl on the moon in 2009.  Chandrayaan-2 will launch from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, India, aboard a Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) rocket. Chandrayaan-2's lander and rover are targeted for a location about 600 kilometers  from the south Pole. The lander is expected to last about one lunar day, or 14 Earth-days; it is unclear if it will revive after falling into the darkness of a lunar night.  India has successfully launched the Chandrayaan-2 mission on July 22, 2019. The mission has send an orbiter , lander and rover to explore the moon's south pole.  Chandrayaan-2's Vikram lander is expected to land around Sept. 6.  The   ISRO new mission will consist