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.
After many successfully completed and ongoing missions, the ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) is leading India in the space science and technology. Through various difficulties in collaboration with Russia and other countries, India 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 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 which 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, named after Dr. Vikram Sarabhai: a father of space program in India, at near the lunar south pole. After a successful landing, it will perform scientific activities.
ISRO has already printed its golden foot into the space technology by its numerous attempts and successful missions in rising high in the sky with its rockets. 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 held is to increase space activities and develop students’ interest in space science and engineering.
Credit: ISRO, India
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