India enters space race

India enters space race




Not only Silicon Valley entrepreneurs live the new phase of space exploration. In recent years, names such as SpaceX by Elon Musk, Blue Origin by Jeff Bezos, and Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit have dominated the space theme news along with NASA. But there are countless other initiatives around the world pointing to a new space race with competitors from different parts of the globe. The most recent and perhaps unexpected of them is India. The country announced that it is preparing for its second unmanned mission to the moon. The operation was named Chandrayaan 2. 
The detail is that the launch is scheduled for this Monday, July 15. If all goes well, the spacecraft should land on the moon on 6 or 7 September. India is living a positive moment, with the economy growing - the country is expected to become the fifth largest market on the planet soon - and space exploration, using 100% Indian technology, is seen as a reassertion of the moment. The Indian probe must land on the lunar south pole - a region not yet visited. In the words of the Indian Space Research Organization, the probe "will boldly go where no country has ever been." Only missing, now, is an Indian Captain Kirk ...

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