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SciShorts: Chandrayaan 2 to be Cheaper than Interstellar

India’s flagship space project Chandrayaan 2 is set to be cheaper than Hollywood movie Interstellar. Unlike NASA’s missions, this project by the Indian Space Research Organisation aims at landing at the South Pole of the Moon. After landing, the rover will analyse rocks which are billions of years old and send back valuable data through the orbiter. The main objective of the launch is to assess the possibility of habitation in the future. The rover will remain active for one lunar day. ISRO claims that even though they have managed make the mission cheap, the Chandrayaan 2 will have more power than the Apollo missions conducted by NASA. The space organisation is rumored to launch the lunar mission by April. This mission to the moon will prove to be an important milestone in the Indian space journey.