With less than a month to go for the Chandrayaan-2’s launch the three modules of the spacecraft have reached the launch port in Sriharikota

Chandrayaan-2, India’s second lunar mission, has three modules namely Orbiter, Lander (Vikram) & Rover (Pragyan). The Orbiter and Lander modules will be interfaced mechanically and stacked together as an integrated module and accommodated inside the GSLV MK-III launch vehicle. The Rover is housed inside the Lander. After launch into earth bound orbit by GSLV MK-III, the integrated module will reach Moon orbit using Orbiter propulsion module. Subsequently, Lander will separate from the Orbiter and soft land at the predetermined site close to lunar South Pole. Further, the Rover will roll out for carrying out scientific experiments on the lunar surface. Instruments are also mounted on Lander and Orbiter for carrying out scientific experiments.

All the modules are getting ready for Chandrayaan-2 launch during the window of July 09, to July 16, 2019, with an expected Moon landing on September 06, 2019. 

The three modules namely Orbiter, Lander (Vikram) & Rover (Pragyan) were undergoing final testing at the ISRO Satellite Integration and Test Establishment in Bangalore. 

According to ISRO the Orbiter was the first to reach the launch port in Sriharikota on June 15 and on Monday the Vikram Lander (including Pragyan Rover) also left Bangalore. 

Prior to the departure of the Chandrayaan-2 modules a second Lunar Science Meet was organised in Bangalore. 

ISRO said that the meet brought together 60 scientists and researchers from various research institutions, universities, colleges, ISRO centres and laboratories.