Science and Space
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.