Chandrayaan-2: One year since launch, first science data on polar water-ice, minerals expected by October 2020
Water-ice near the polar regions, water-bearing minerals, and Argon concentrations in the exosphere are some key areas of data to expect.
The last we heard from the agency about a space mission was the postponement of the GISAT-1 launch in March.
Chandrayaan 2: Failure is part of the 'big game', shouldn't discourage the science community, says NASA-JPL CTO
The NASA JPL Chief emphasised a familiar statistic quotes at the time of Vikram's planned landing — 40% of moons missions in last 60 years have failed.
The mission will feature an entirely new lander and rover, which ISRO engineers are already working on, but not an orbiter.
The Terrain Mapping Camera-2 onboard Chandrayaan 2 can create a digital elevation model of the lunar surface.
Chandrayaan 2: NASA to perform a 'rigorous' search for Vikram lander in new images of the crash site
Unlike in September, the lighting conditions this time were much more favourable, with relatively fewer shadows.
Chandrayaan 2: NASA releases photos of Vikram lander 'obscured in lunar highlands' as seen by its lunar orbiter
NASA admitted just days ago that the Vikram lander may not be in the 'field of view' of the LRO's on-board camera.
ISRO has said once the Lunar night falls, there would be no sunlight for the lander to generate power
The landing module will carry out this first of two manueovres before its highly-anticipated soft-landing on 7 September.
The attained circular orbit will be close enough for the Vikram lander, currently bound to the orbiter in a 'composite', to separate.
Chandrayaan 2 is expected to make a long-awaited powered descent & landing on 7 Sept at 1.40 am.
From 2 Sep, all eyes will be on the lander, Dr Sivan said, much like a bridegroom on her wedding.
On 2 August, the fourth earth-bound orbit-raising manoeuvre of the Chandrayaan 2 was successfully performed.
Chandrayaan 2 is set to make India the fourth country, in the world, to land a man-made object on the moon.
Chandrayaan-2 will attempt to make a soft landing in a region 600 kilometres away from the lunar South pole.
Chandrayaan 2 Mission Launch Highlights: Launch called off due to technical snag, revised dates at least 10 days away, says ISRO
The launch was originally scheduled for liftoff from Sriharikota on 15 July at 2.51 am IST.
It has been a custom with all ISRO chiefs to visit the temples ahead of big missions.
Chandrayaan 2 Launch Live Streaming: When and where to watch ISRO Chandrayaan-2 mission in India time
The mission is set to launch on 15 July at 2.51 am from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
The Chandrayaan-2 orbiter, lander & rover will be launched into Earth's orbit on the GSLV-MkIII in mid-July 2019.
Chandrayaan-2 is the ISRO's first mission with a planned lander & rover on the lunar surface.