India sends unmanned mission to far side of Moon

A week after an abrupt abort to mission, India’s space agency has launched an unmanned spacecraft to the far side of the Moon. Chandrayaan, the Sanskrit word for “moon craft”, is designed to land on the lunar south pole in September and send a rover to explore water deposits that were confirmed by a previous mission that orbited the Moon.

If India does manage the landing, it would be only the fourth country to do so after the US, Russia and China.

Source: Dawn