• Bloomberg, Reuters


India will attempt a second moon landing, after a previous try last year failed just minutes before a scheduled touchdown on the lunar surface, in a bid to restore its credentials as an ambitious space power.

The South Asian nation’s Chandrayaan-3 mission to the moon, which likely will be conducted this year, will consist of a lander and a rover and will use inputs from an orbiter from the previous mission, said Kailasavadivoo Sivan, the chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation, in Bangalore on Wednesday.

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