After Russian Failure, India Will Attempt Landing at Lunar South Pole Written 22 August 2023


Chandrayaan-2 Lifting off 22 July 2019. | Credit: ISRO; Wikipedia; GODL-India

The Wall Street Journal reports that attempts this week by Russia and India to place landers on the moon are just the most high-profile cases of an array of national and industry efforts to explore the lunar south pole, where scientists have detected water. India’s space agency is expected to attempt a landing on Wednesday as part of its Chandrayaan-3 mission.
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