India plans to launch lunar sample return mission in 2020s

Building on the recent success of its first-ever Moon landing, India aims to next collect samples from the lunar south pole region and return them to Earth.

Early reports suggest that the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), the country’s space agency, is planning a lunar sample return mission known as Chandrayaan-4, which will send a total of four modules to the moon on two launches.

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