BENGALURU, India—India has launched its historic second lunar exploration mission, Chandrayaan-2, becoming the fourth country after Russia, the U.S. and China to attempt to land on Earth’s natural satellite. Chandrayaan-2—meaning Moon Chariot in Hindi and Sanskrit—lifted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Center at Sriharikota, an island off the coast of the southern state of Andhra Pradesh, at 2.43 p.m. local time July 22. It was lofted atop the Geosynchronous ...

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