Serhat TUNAR -TDO- India began preparations for a new mission last year after it lost touch with an unmanned aerial vehicle it sent to the Moon and the mission failed. Kailasavadivoo Sivan, Director of Space Research for India, has announced that they will send vehicles into space for a third-ever lunar mission.
The Chandrayaan-2 vehicle was successfully launched on 22 July as part of a water search mission in the moon's South Polar Region, but contact with Chandrayaan-2 was severed when it was sent to survey the moon's surface. Speaking before the vehicle landed on the Moon, Italian astrophysicist Francisco Diego pointed out that landing in the area was quite difficult.
In space history, the United States, Russia and China are listed as the countries that managed to land on the moon's surface. China's Chang'e-4 vehicle landed on the dark side of the Moon last year. Israel's similar attempt in December 2019 ended in failure. India wants to become the fourth country to land on the lunar surface.