Chandrayaan2: '15 minutes of fear' coming your way tonight

Chandrayaan2: '15 minutes of fear' coming your way tonight

The time has finally come! The Chandrayaan 2 moon mission is scheduled to land on the lunar surface at 1:55 am tonight and everyone is waiting for the nail-biting landing. The country is about to create history by becoming the first nation to reach closest to the moon's south pole. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, along with school children, will see the landing live from the space agency's control room. The moon lander Vikram has been isolated from its orbiting mothership and today's landing has been called as the 'most complex mission ever by ISRO'.

Till now, landings have taken place in the northern hemisphere or in the equatorial region of the moon by China mission, Russia's Luna mission, and Appollo missions. But this landing will take place in the south pole. Also, this lunar landing will make India the fourth country after the US, Russia and China on having a soft landing on the moon. It is certain that the landing tonight is leaving everyone restless as it is all set to descent moon's south pole in the wee hours.

The Chandrayaan2 orbiter lifespan is one year and the lander Vikram and rover Pragyan's lifespan is 14 days. And the temperature could dip to minus 170 degree Celsius. The sunlight doesn't fall on the moon's craters in the south pole and it has been like that for billions of years. Therefore, the shadowed craters are estimated to hold nearly 100 million tons of water.

The landing today will also search for some waters on the south pole and take HD pictures of the same. With less than 24 hours from now for this final fifteen minutes of tension, people are looking forward to experiencing the country's most exciting moon mision. Tonight gonna be a good night with Chandrayaan2 and do not miss to watch this historic lunar landing.