Next week could turn out to be quite lively or fairly dull for rocket launches with lots of the launches marked as No Earlier Than. Two missions on Friday, however, will definitely try to launch.
ISRO has announced that it has carried out Chandrayaan-2's Lunar Orbit Insertion, preparing it for the lander's separation and eventual landing on September 7. The work took almost 29 minutes.
India's ISRO has successfully launched its Chandrayaan-2 mission from its Sriharikota space centre. If all goes to plan, India will be the fourth country to do a soft landing on the Moon.
Five projects involved with the Google Lunar XPrize have been given the OK to launch their projects to the Moon this year. As part of the competition projects must be launched by December 31, 2017.