The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has released new photographs of Chandrayaan-2, India’s ambitious Rs 1,000-crore moon mission, a week before its scheduled launch .The event is set to take place on 15 July, from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.Chandrayaan-2: All You Need to Know About ISRO’s 2nd Lunar MissionSoft Landing on the MoonFollowing the launch, the moon landing will take place on 6 September. The Orbiter will orbit 100 km from the lunar surface, following which the Lander (Vikram) will do the soft landing (in which the lander doesn’t take serious damage) near the south pole of the Moon. The Rover (Pragyan) will then descend the ramp to the moon’s surface."Soft landing on the moon would be the most terrifying aspect of the mission as India has never attempted soft landing on another heavenly body," ISRO Chairman Dr K Sivan told NDTV. The rover’s life-expectancy is about 14 Earth days, during which it will travel about 500 metres.The MissionThe mission will have 13 payloads and one passive experiment from American space agency NASA. The 3.8-tonne spacecraft has three components – an Orbiter, Lander (Vikram) and Rover (Pragyan).It will use the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mark 3, India’s most powerful rocket, to get to its designated orbit.ISRO has finished the final phase of the project, where the integration of the components have been undertaken.Ahead of the launch, ISRO chairman K. Sivan offered special prayers at the Sri Krishna mutt in Udupi, Karnataka, on July 7, reported The Hindu.This is India’s second mission to the moon. If it succeeds, India will become the fourth nation to achieve this feat, after the US, Russia and China.(With inputs from NDTV and The Hindu)ISRO to Launch Chandrayaan-2 on 15 July in Second Moon Mission We'll get through this! Meanwhile, here's all you need to know about the Coronavirus outbreak to keep yourself safe, informed, and updated. The Quint is now available on Telegram & WhatsApp too, Click here to join.