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The primary objectives of the Chandrayaan-2 lander were to demonstrate the ability to soft-land and operate a robotic rover on the lunar surface.

  • The scientific goals of the orbiter are:
  • Study lunar topography, mineralogy, elemental abundance, the lunar exosphere, and signatures of hydroxyl and water ice.
  • Study the water ice in the south polar region and thickness of the lunar regolith on the surface.[45]
  • Map the lunar surface and help to prepare 3D maps of it.