Chandrayaan-2 will orbit around above 100 km from the surface of the moon. It will carry 14 Indian payloads including 8 on Orbiter, 4 on Lander, and 2 on Rover.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully completed number of space missions. It is leading India in the space science and technology. ISRO went through various difficulties in collaboration with Russia and other countries for one of its lunar missions. Now, It decided to develop its second Lunar Mission, named ‘Chandrayaan-2’, independently. The mission is rescheduled several times due to complicated and at times unsuccessful involvement of other nations in the mission. Finally, after a number of changes in the configuration and landing sequences, recently it has been declared to be launched by July, 2019.
Chandrayaan- 2 is advanced in technology than Chandrayaan-1. Chandrayaan-1 was launched in October, 2008, for the discovery of water on the lunar surface. ISRO targets to use and test recent technologies and carry out new experiments on lunar in this lunar mission. India will be the fourth country to land on the moon after the US, USSR, and China; and the first one to land near the lunar south pole.
Chandrayaan-2 will orbit above 100 km from the surface of the moon. It will carry 13 Indian payloads, and one passive experiment including 8 on Orbiter, 4 on Lander, and 2 on Rover. ISRO will go for soft landing of the Vikram lander. It is named after Dr. Vikram Sarabhai: a father of the space program in India, near the lunar south pole. After a successful landing, it will perform it’s scientific activities.
ISRO has already printed its golden foot into the space technology by its numerous attempts and successful missions. ISRO is also popular for its cost-efficient missions with its own technology.
ISRO recently started space outreach programs for students. The aim of this program and events is to increase space activities and develop students’ interest in space science and engineering.
Credit: ISRO, India
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