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Historic touchdown moment of rover Pragyan of Chandrayaan 2 to be watched by PM Modi in Bengaluru
ISRO in a statement said that the lander Vikram was scheduled to powered descent between 0100 to 0200 hrs IST on September 7, which would be followed by touchdown of Lander between 0130 to 0230 hrs IST. The lander -Vikram and rover- Pragyan will touchdown at high plain between two craters, Manzinus C and Simpelius N, at latitude of about 70 degree south.

"The lunar South Pole is especially interesting because of the lunar surface area here that remains in shadow are much larger than that at the North Pole. There is a possibility of the presence of water in permanently shadowed areas around it. In addition, South Pole region has craters that are cold traps and contain a fossil record of the early Solar System," stated ISO at its website.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi  is going to visiting the ISRO Headquarters at Bengaluru to witness the final descent of Chandrayaan 2 on to the Lunar South Pole on the 7th September  for interacting with the winners of the Space Quiz conducted for students of Class 8th to 10th across India during the event, stated an offcial release.

Modi termed Chandrayaan 2  as "Indian at heart, Indian in spirit! What would make every Indian overjoyed is the fact that is a fully indigenous mission."

According to ISRO, Chandrayaan 2 lunar mission will boldly go where no country has ever gone before ? the Moon's south polar region. "Through this effort, the aim is to improve our understanding of the Moon ? discoveries that will benefit India and humanity as a whole. These insights and experiences aim at a paradigm shift in how lunar expeditions are approached for years to come ? propelling further voyages into the farthest frontiers," wrote ISRO on its website.

"Chandrayaan 2 attempts to foster a new age of discovery, increase our understanding of space, stimulate the advancement of technology, promote global alliances, and inspire a future generation of explorers and scientists," added the website.

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