- ISRO chairman K. Sivan said – Chandrayaan-2 will enter the moon’s orbit on August 20
- ISRO launched Chandrayaan-2 on July 22, yet its activities remained normal
Chandrayaan-2 left the Earth’s orbit at 2.21 pm on Tuesday night. Now it has left to enter the Moon’s orbit. This process is called Trans Lunar Insertion (TLI), in which ISRO succeeded. Earlier, Chandrayaan-2 was in the orbit of the Earth for 23 days and made four rounds of the planet. ISRO launched Moon Mission on 22 July from Sri Harikota in Andhra Pradesh.
ISRO chairman K. Sivan said that Chandrayaan-2 will take 6 days to reach the lunar orbit. Chandrayaan-2 has successfully entered the Lunar Transfer Trajectory System. On 20 August, Chandrayaan-2 will reach the Moon’s orbit. The distance between the Earth to the Moon is 3.84 lakh kilometers. According to ISRO, the vehicle’s engine was turned on for 1203 seconds while leaving the last orbit of the Earth.
Chandrayaan-2 will reach the moon on the due date
Despite extending the mission’s launch date, Chandrayaan-2 will reach the moon on the fixed date i.e. 7 September. The purpose of delivering it on time is that the lander and rover can work according to the schedule. To save time, Chandrayaan made a short rotation of the Earth. Earlier it had to make 5 rounds, but it made four rounds only. ISRO fixed its landing at a place where there is more sunlight. The lights will dim after September 21. The lander-rover has to work for 15 days, so it is necessary to arrive on time.
Chandrayaan-2 weighs 3,877 kg
Chandrayaan-2 was launched with India’s most powerful GSLV Mark-III rocket. This rocket has three modules orbiter, Lander (Vikram) and Rover (Pragyan). As part of this mission, ISRO plans to land the lander at the south pole of the moon. This time Chandrayaan-2 weighs 3,877 kg. This is almost three times more than the Chandrayaan-1 mission (1380 kg). The speed of the rover inside the lander is 1 cm per second.
What is Chandrayaan-2 mission?
Chandrayaan-2 is actually a new version of Chandrayaan-1 mission. This includes the orbiter, the lander (Vikram) and the rover (Pragya). Chandrayaan-1 had only the orbiter, orbiting the moon. India will land a lander on the lunar surface for the first time through Chandrayaan-2. This landing will be at the south pole of the moon. With this, India will become the first country to land on the moon’s south pole.