Chandrayaan-2 to be launched on july 15, here's everything about the mission

  • | Wednesday | 12th June, 2019

The space shuttle will explore the southern part of the moon making India the first country to do so. It will carry 13 scientific satellites and will weigh about 3.8 tonnes

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Wednesday announced that Chandrayaan 2, India’s mission to the Moon, will be launched on July 15 at 2.51 pm. The space shuttle will explore the southern part of the moon making India the first country to do so. It will carry 13 scientific satellites and will weigh about 3.8 tonnes, chairperson Dr. K Sivan said.

The Chandrayaan 2 Mission contains three components & the composite body of Chandrayaan 2 is kept inside GSLV MK-III. The total mass of Chandrayaan 2 system is 3.8 ton; out of 3.8 ton, nearly 1.3 ton is the propeller, Sivan said

September 6 or September 7 is the expected landing date. The lander & rover will carry out scientific experiments for one full lunar day, he added.

 The cost of Chandryaan 2 mission is Rs 603 crore.

 

What is Chandrayaan 2 ?

Chandrayaan 2 is India’s second lunar mission with three modules: the Orbiter, Lander (Vikram) and Rover (Pragyan). The Orbiter and Lander will be mechanically interfaced and stacked together as an integrated module inside the launch vehicle, GSLV MK-III.

After being launched into earth-bound orbit, the module will use the orbiter propulsion module to reach the Moon orbit. The Lander will separate from the Orbiter and soft land at the predetermined site close to Moon’s South pole. The Rover, which is housed inside the Lander, will carry out scientific experiments on the surface of the moon. Lander and Orbiter too are mounted with instruments to help carry out experiments.


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