New Delhi, August 20: Israel congratulated India on Tuesday for successfully placing second moon mission “Chandrayaan-2” in the moon’s orbit.
The spacecraft will next month attempt to make a landing on moon, according to ANI news reports, Israeli embassy in India extended its best wishes for this success of India’s moon mission.
In a tweet, the Israeli embassy said: “Congratulations to India and Team @ISRO for successfully completing Lunar Orbit insertion of #Chandrayaan2. Good Luck for a successful & soft landing on the moon next month! #Chandrayan2.”
— Israel in India (@IsraelinIndia) August 20, 2019
New Delhi hopes the $145m (£116m) moon mission will be the first-ever mission to land on the south pole of the moon.
Setting in place India’s bid to return to the moon, the Indian space agency’s heavy-lift rocket, the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV-Mk III), carrying the 3,850 kg Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft, blasted off on July 22 afternoon, according to reports.