Unknown Facts About Chandrayaan 2

ISRO personnel work on the orbiter vehicle of Chandrayaan-2, India's first moon lander and rover mission planned and developed by ISRO at ISRO Satellite Integration and test establishment (ISITE), in Bengaluru.Photo/Shailendra Bhojak)(
In yet another lunar mission, India launches Chandrayaan-2, which will be vested with the task of exploring the darker side of the moon. Chandrayaan-2 is set to be launched on board the GSLV MK III from the Satish Dhawan Space Center located at Sriharikota, the flagship spaceport of India on July 15. Here are some unknown and interesting facts about Chandrayaan-2.

Facts about the launch

Chandrayaan-2 becomes the second lunar mission of India. Once the launch becomes successful, India will become the fourth country on the earth to achieve soft landing on the moon.

Explore the southern polar region of the moon

The sole objective of Chandrayaan is to explore the south-polar region of the moon, which has not been charted till date. The mission Chandrayaan-2 is expected to increase our understanding of the earth’s sole natural satellite. The discoveries that are possible through this mission is expected to benefit India in particular and the humanity at large.

Advantages of sending Chandrayaan-2 to the moon

Moon is the nearest space object to the earth. Moon can be used something like attest bed for the space launch and the knowledge gained out of Chandrayaan-2 mission can give enough insights on the deep-space missions India can attempt in the future to distant spatial bodies.

Where it will land

Chandrayaan-2 will try to soft-land the rover Pragyan and lander Vikram in a high plain region of the moon located in between two craters called as Manzinus C and Simpelius N at a latitude of 70 degrees south.

Some special facts about Chandrayan-2

Chandrayaan-2 is the first ever space mission by any country to explore the south pole of the moon. Chandrayaan-2 is fully powered by home-grown technology.

What the mission intends to do

The mission forming part of Chandrayaan-2 will help the country and the humanity accumulate a better understanding of how the moon originated and evolved. The mission will perform some topographical studies in a detailed manner in addition to some mineralogical analysis, and a line of other kinds of experiments on the moon’s surface. Possibly, we could gain some valuable inputs on the kind of rocks found on the moon and the presence of water molecules in the moon’s surface.

What is the implication of the mission for ISRO

This mission will help the ISRO surpass the aspirations among the international community. The mission can also inspire a set of future scientists, explorers and engineers of extraordinary skills and talents. The entire mission will succeed in expanding India’s space footprint.

Timeline of the mission

Lander Vikram is scheduled to land on the South Pole of the moon on September 6, 2019. Following this, Rover will start doing some experiments on the moon’s surface for a period of 14 earth days or what is known as one lunar day. The mission of Orbiter will extend for a period of one year.

Made in India

GSLV MK III is the most powerful launcher India will be using for the mission Chandrayaan-2. This launcher is fully designed and manufactured in India.
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