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On Sunday night, India sends a robot to the Moon: "This will be the toughest task ever done by ISRO"




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Emmanuel Derville correspondent in India

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Sunday, July 14, 2019 at 11:10

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Sunday, July 14, 2019 at 11:14

Indian space scientist Kailasavadivoo Sivan, president of the Indian Organization for the Study of Space (ISRO), gestures at ISRO Headquarters Antariksh Bhavan in Bangalore on January 11, 2019, announcing that Chandrayaan 2 is the ISRO's planned man on a monthly mission. - India will send its first human-made mission to space by December 2021 (photo: MANJUNATH KIRAN / AFP)

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India will take mobile mobile robots to the moon on Sunday night. This is the first time that a ship is sent to an alien earth. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has great spatial ambitions, among others, the lunar. (…)

Countdown started. On Monday at 2:51 pm (Sunday 23 h after Belgian time), the Indian launcher GSLV Mark III will take off from the shooting range of Sriharikot, in the south of the country. On board, an orbiter and a smaller aircraft that closes the rover, Pragyan. This six-wheel robot will explore the moon. The moment is historic for the Indian Space Agency (ISRO): it is the first time that a machine is sent to land on an alien earth.

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