Chandrayaan-2 to land on lunar south polar region on September 7: ISRO

File photo: Chandrayaan-2 lifted off from Sriharikota. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Aug 18, 2019, 06.42 AM (IST) Edited By: Riya Gupta

Chandrayaan-2, the second generation moon mission of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will land on the lunar south polar region on September 7, ISRO said on Sunday.

''Hello! This is Chandrayaan 2 with a special update. I wanted to let everyone back home know that it has been an amazing journey for me so far and I am on course to land on the lunar south polar region on 7th September. To know where I am and what I'm doing, stay tuned!'' ISRO tweeted.

Chandrayaan-2 successfully carried out a crucial process to manoeuvre India's second lunar probe out of the earth's orbit on August 14.

It is expected to reach the moon's orbit on August 20.

Once it's in lunar orbit 100 kilometres above the surface, the spacecraft will send a lander on a controlled descent to the surface.

The lander will then release a six-wheeled solar-powered rover that will cover about 200 metres of lunar territory.

Watch - Chandrayaan-2 lifts off: India's most ambitious space mission 

The aim of the fourteen-day mission is to examine the surface, gathering data on minerals and even water in the form of ice.

It will be the first Indian expedition to attempt a soft landing on the lunar surface. The rover will remain on the moon for 14 days.

Chandrayaan-2 lifted off from the Satish Dhawan centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh on July 22.