The Indian Space Research Organization Will Launch Chandrayaan-2 Lunar Lande On July

The Indian Space Research Organization Will Launch Chandrayaan-2 Lunar Lande On July

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has planned its second mission for Chandrayaan-2 to the Moon. Chandrayaan-2 will launch from Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle, carrying a lander, a rover, and an orbiter. All the vehicles will be tucked together inside Vikram (the lander). The launching date is set between 9 to July 16. Also, the spacecraft comes equipped with its own Orbiter propulsion module. This will help the vehicle to get out of Earth’s orbit and launch into the Moon’s.

The plan for Chandrayaan-2 is to reach the Moon’s orbit, to make a soft landing on its surface around 600 kilometers away from the South Pole. After that, the lunar lander will be separated from the realm and to the surface. The rover will come out from the lander with a pack of scientific instruments for the study of the Moon surface. The rover is not the only one that has devices mounted on it. Also, the lander and orbiter will have some too.

The Indian Space Research Organization Will Launch Chandrayaan-2 Lunar Lande On July

The orbiter’s job is to circle the Moon and collect data about the conditions on the surface. If everything goes as planned, the mission will be historical for India, because it will be the first Moon landing ever for the country, and will be the first time that a spacecraft will touch down so far from the equator. ISRO is estimating that the arrival will be around September 6.

To sum up, the purpose of the mission is to gather scientific information about lunar topography, mineralogy, lunar exosphere, signatures of hydroxyl, elemental abundance, and water-ice. The rover itself has the mission to study the mixture of the Moon rocks, the fine dust from the Moon’s surface, and the composition of regolith. Also, Chandrayaan-2 will have the second mission of ISRO, a follow-up mission to Chandrayaan-1, from October 2008. This time, the task is to have a soft landing and to gather more information than in the previous one.

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