India is preparing for their second lunar mission costing them $144 million

India is gearing up to launch their second moon mission on July 15 to help consolidate their status as a leader in space technology.  

India’s first lunar mission was in 2008 costing them $79 million and helped confirm the presence of water on the moon.  

The mission will be unmanned and will involve an orbiter, a lander and a rover.  

It will cost $144 million and will land on the moon’s surface around September 6, 2019.