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.
The aim of the fourteen-day mission is to examine the surface, gathering data on minerals and even water in the form of ice.
Eleven years after the Chandrayaan- 1 mission, which placed a probe in orbit around the Moon, India aims to become the fourth country to send a mission to the Moon’s surface after the US, the Soviet Union and China.
But India's ambitions don't stop there; they hope the first manned mission to space will take off before 2022.
India's most ambitious moon mission will launch from Sriharikota's space centre in Andhra Pradesh at 2:45 am on April 15.