India’s Second Moon Mission #Chandrayaan2

India’s Second Moon Mission #Chandrayaan2

Today is the proud moment for India as India's second Moon mission CHANDRAYAAN2 nicknamed Bahubali rocket set to take-off at 2:43 PM, 22nd July afternoon. The 20-hour countdown for the launch of the nearly Rs. The 1,000-crore mission began Sunday evening at 6.43 pm. India's scientist had a narrow one-minute window in launching the moon mission Chandrayaan2, in the second attempt. The GSLV-Mk III rocket with Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft was originally scheduled for flight at 2.51 am on July 15 but due to some technical snag, it was aborted just 56 minutes before the lift-off.



What is Chandrayaan2? Ready to know about the Unknown?

Chandrayaan 2 is an Indian lunar mission that will boldly go where no country has ever gone before — the Moon south polar region.  The main mission of launching this is to get a better understanding of the moon discoveries that will help humanity as a whole. It is the second lunar exploration of India after Chandrayaan-1. This mission was developed by ISRO from Sriharikota space center to the Moon by a Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III (GSLV Mk III). It includes a lunar orbiter, lander, and rover. 

Do you know?

The success of Chandrayaan 2 mission will make India the fourth country after the US, Russia, and China to pull off a soft landing on the moon.

What is the main motive behind this Launch? Why we are going to Moon?
Space discovery can be attempted on a cosmic body and moon is the closest on which we can attempt or document the research. It is also a promising testbed to demonstrate the technologies required for deep-space missions. ISRO scientist has attempted this to stimulate a new age of discovery, to increase our knowledge about the space and cosmic bodies, foster the advancement of technology, promote global alliances, and inspire a future generation of explorers and scientists.



Why explore the Lunar South Pole? Scientists objective behind Chandrayaan2!

To demonstrate the ability to soft-land on the surface of the Moon and to operate a rover on the surface is one of the key objectives of the mission. According to  ISRO's website, The Moon provides us the best linkage to Earth early history and an undisturbed record of the nascent Solar System environment. While a few mature models do exist, the Moon's origin still needs further explanations.  Extensive mapping of the lunar surface will aid us in studying variations in its composition — an essential piece of information in tracing the Moon's origin and evolution. Evidence of water molecules — discovered by Chandrayaan 1 — and the extent of its distribution on the lunar surface and sub-surface also require further studies.

What are the Key objectives or Highlights of the Chandrayaan2?
  • To explore the surface of the moon.
  • To find the minerals or indicators of water and hydroxyl on the moon, for further research after Chandrayaan-1
  • To know about the density of electrons in the moon surface
  • The Orbiter will observe the lunar surface and relay communication between Earth and Chandrayaan 2’s Lander
  • To execute India's first soft landing on the surface of the lunar.
Important key highlights about the Chandrayaan2

What was the original date for Chandrayaan launch? It was scheduled to be lifted off on 15th July 2019
When it was aborted? It was stopped 56 minutes before the Lift-off
when Chandryaan-2 is launched now? It is lift-off on 22nd July
What is the time of launch?2:43 PM
Weight of the rocket? 3.8 tonnes
Landing on? 7th September (near the south pole)
What is the time on the moon? 14 earth days
Mission life 1 year in lunar orbit
Lander name Vikram
Where it is launched from?  Satish Dhawan Space Center at Sriharikota

Note: Chandrayaan-1 was launched by ISRO on October 22, 2008, from Sriharikota.

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