ISRO – Indian Space Research Organization will launch Chandrayaan-2 on July 15, at 2.51 am.
On Wednesday, 12th June, ISRO chairman Dr. K Sivan said that the hardest part of this mission for us is to make a successful and safe landing on the surface of the Moon.
Chandrayaan-2 will come down from the surface of the Moon at a height of 30 km. It will take about 15 minutes to get to the moon surface. This 15 minutes will be difficult for ISRO. Because this will be the first time that ISRO will do such a mission.
After launch, Chandrayaan-2 will change the orbit around 5 times in the next 16 days. After which, it will land near the South Pole of the moon on September 6th.
Then the rover will take 4 hours to get out of the lender. After this, the rover will transmit data from the surface of the moon for about 15 to 20 days at the speed of 1 centimeter per second, through the lander to the orbiter. The Orbiter will then send that data to ISRO.
Lander will investigate earthquakes on the moon
At the place where the lander will land, it will check whether earthquakes occur on the moon. How much thermal and lunar density there are. Rover will investigate the surface of the moon.
— ANI (@ANI) June 12, 2019
All payloads in Chandrayaan 2 is indigenous
There is not even a single foreign payload in Chandrayaan-2. All its parts are indigenous. While in Chandrayaan-1’s orbiter there were 3 Europian and 2 American payloads. Indian space agency ISRO is ready to scrub the surface of the moon once again after 11 years.
Chandrayaan-2 will land near the South Pole
ISRO has expressed a hope that Chandrayaan-2 will descend on the Moon on September 6th, near the South Pole.
Chandrayaan-2 has three parts, whose names are Orbiter, Lander (Vikram) and Rover (Pragyan). The cost of this project is Rs.1000 crores. If the mission succeeds, then after America, Russia, and China, India will be the fourth country to land a rover on the moon.
Launching the most powerful Rocket GSLV Mark 3
Chandrayaan-2 will launch ISRO’s most powerful rocket out of the Earth’s orbit from GSLV Mark-3. It will deliver it to the orbit of the moon. After about 55 days Chandrayaan-2 will reach the orbit of the moon. Then the lander will land on the moon’s surface. After this, the rover will move out of it and experiment differently. Check the surface of the moon, the environment, and the soil. The orbiter will keep an eye on the lander and the rover after revolving around the moon. Also, the information from the rover will be sent to the ISRO center.