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India to launch second moon mission in July

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NEW DELHI (AP) — India says it will launch a second moon mission next month aimed at landing a rover near the southern pole, which hasn’t been explored so far.

Indian Space Research Organization Chairman K. Sivan says the moon landing is expected on Sept. 6 or 7.

A spacecraft will be launched on July 15 from a launch facility in Sriharikota, an island off India’s southeastern coast.

India’s first lunar mission, Chandrayaan-1, orbited the moon in 2008, but did not land there. It operated for 312 days.

So far, the United States, Russia and China have successfully landed on the moon.

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India is planning its first human space flight by 2022.

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