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Chandrayaan 2 Landing, We Look Back at 13 Such Other Lunar Missions

World | Reuters | September 6, 2019, 8:33 pm
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 As India’s Chandrayaan 2 gears up to land on the dark side of the moon in the early hours of September 7. We take a look back at other lunar missions. (Image: PTI)

As India’s Chandrayaan 2 gears up to land on the dark side of the moon in the early hours of September 7. We take a look back at other lunar missions. (Image: PTI)

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 SpaceIL's lunar lander, Beresheet, launched from Cape Canaveral on a used SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on February 21, 2019. (Image: Reuters)

SpaceIL's lunar lander, Beresheet, launched from Cape Canaveral on a used SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on February 21, 2019. (Image: Reuters)

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 The Chang'e-4 mission was part of the second phase of China's lunar program in 2018. The mission included orbiting, landing and returning to Earth.(Image: Reuters)

The Chang'e-4 mission was part of the second phase of China's lunar program in 2018. The mission included orbiting, landing and returning to Earth.(Image: Reuters)

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 A Chinese Long March 4C launched the Queqiao spacecraft – a relay satellite for the Chang'e-4 lunar mission in 2018. (Representative Image)

A Chinese Long March 4C launched the Queqiao spacecraft – a relay satellite for the Chang'e-4 lunar mission in 2018. (Representative Image)

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 Chinese Chang’e 5 Test Vehicle successfully conducted rendezvous exercises in lunar orbit to rehearse for China’s first robotic sample return mission targeting a liftoff in 2017. (Representative Image)

Chinese Chang’e 5 Test Vehicle successfully conducted rendezvous exercises in lunar orbit to rehearse for China’s first robotic sample return mission targeting a liftoff in 2017. (Representative Image)

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 In 2013, Chang'e-3, the third robotic lunar probe mission was successfully launched. The objective was to soft-land on the moon's surface and deploy an unmanned Lunar Rover to explore the areas surrounding the landing site. (Image: Reuters)

In 2013, Chang'e-3, the third robotic lunar probe mission was successfully launched. The objective was to soft-land on the moon's surface and deploy an unmanned Lunar Rover to explore the areas surrounding the landing site. (Image: Reuters)

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 NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) launched in September 2013 to study moon dust. (Image: Reuters)

NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) launched in September 2013 to study moon dust. (Image: Reuters)

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 The Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) was an American lunar science mission in NASA's Discovery Program which used high-quality gravitational field mapping of the Moon to determine its interior structure. The two small spacecraft GRAIL A (Ebb) and GRAIL B (Flow) were launched on 10 September 2011 aboard a single launch vehicle: the most-powerful configuration of a Delta II, the 7920H-10. (Image: Reuters)

The Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) was an American lunar science mission in NASA's Discovery Program which used high-quality gravitational field mapping of the Moon to determine its interior structure. The two small spacecraft GRAIL A (Ebb) and GRAIL B (Flow) were launched on 10 September 2011 aboard a single launch vehicle: the most-powerful configuration of a Delta II, the 7920H-10. (Image: Reuters)

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 Chang'e-2 was the second Chinese robotic probe to orbit the moon, a follow-up mission to the Chang'e 1 lunar probe, which was launched in 2007. (Representative Image)

Chang'e-2 was the second Chinese robotic probe to orbit the moon, a follow-up mission to the Chang'e 1 lunar probe, which was launched in 2007. (Representative Image)

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 The Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) was a robotic spacecraft operated by NASA in 2009. The mission was conceived as a low-cost means of determining the nature of hydrogen detected at the polar regions of the Moon. (Image: Reuters)

The Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) was a robotic spacecraft operated by NASA in 2009. The mission was conceived as a low-cost means of determining the nature of hydrogen detected at the polar regions of the Moon. (Image: Reuters)

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 Chandrayaan-1, India's first mission to the Moon was launched on 22 October 2008 using the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C11). (Image: Reuters)

Chandrayaan-1, India's first mission to the Moon was launched on 22 October 2008 using the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C11). (Image: Reuters)

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 Chang'e 1 is the first lunar probe to conduct passive, multi-channel, microwave remote sensing of the Moon by using a microwave radiator. Its sister orbital probe Chang'e 2 was launched on 1 October 2010. (Image: Reuters)

Chang'e 1 is the first lunar probe to conduct passive, multi-channel, microwave remote sensing of the Moon by using a microwave radiator. Its sister orbital probe Chang'e 2 was launched on 1 October 2010. (Image: Reuters)

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 Kaguya, originally named SELENE (Selenological and Engineering Explorer) was Japan's second mission to Explore the Moon from orbit. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched the Moon mission in September 2007. (Image: Reuters)

Kaguya, originally named SELENE (Selenological and Engineering Explorer) was Japan's second mission to Explore the Moon from orbit. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched the Moon mission in September 2007. (Image: Reuters)

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 In 2003, the European Space Agency (ESA) launched the Small Missions for Advanced Research in Technology-1 (SMART-1) lunar orbiter. (Image: Reuters)

In 2003, the European Space Agency (ESA) launched the Small Missions for Advanced Research in Technology-1 (SMART-1) lunar orbiter. (Image: Reuters)

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