India about to become the fourth country to put a craft on the moon | DW News

India’s space agency has just launched a rocket that will attempt to land a robotic rover on the moon. The Chandrayaan 3 mission aims to touch down on the moon’s largely unexplored south pole.

The rocket launched in the last hour from India’s space center on Sriharikota island, on India’s east coast. It will now travel for almost a month to the moon. If it manages to successfully land, India will become only the fourth country to put a craft on the moon. Several earlier missions ended in failure. One objective is to explore the moon’s polar region for ice, which could potentially supply a future space station with water.

For more on this, DW’s Sushmita Ramakrishnan joins us in the studio.

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