The second mission ‘Chandrayaan-2‘ is all set to take a flight to the moon. After a smart work of almost 11years ISRO has again launched the upgraded version of Chandrayaan-1 which was launched on 22 October 2008. Chandrayaan-2 is launched with a motive to explore the lunar orbits of the moon.
Chandrayaan-2 launched yesterday that is 22 July 2019, which was supposed to launch on 15 July. But due to some technical issues, the launch was postponed. But now all the issues have been rectified. Chandrayaan-2 is prepared to finally touch the untouched south pole of the moon. The 3.8-tonne Chandrayaan- 2 was injected on the earth orbits at 2.43pm.
The massive spacecraft has GSLV MK-III launch vehicle which is accommodated in its 3 modules. And, these modules are- Orbiter, Lander(Vikram), Rover(Pragyan).
The first module, Orbiter, with scientific payloads, will orbit around the moon. Following the second, missions’ Lander which is known as Vikram. The lander is named after the father of the Indian Space Programme ‘Vikram Sarabhai’, which is used for a smooth landing over the moon. The third one is the Rover, encapsulated in Vikram for scientific experiments. Basically, the rover will observe the satellite information which will be helpful in analyzing the lunar soil.
Chandrayaan 2 Launch Video
According to ISRO, a prior countdown of 20 hours has already begun at 6.43pm on Sunday. ISRO has designed Chandrayaan 2 with an objective of collecting all the scientific information related to lunar topography, mineralogy, elemental abundance, and the lunar exosphere.
A proud moment for India, empowering woman as well! How? Well, it’s the first planetary mission that will be controlled by two women scientists- ISRO’s project director M Vanitha and the mission director Ritu Karidhal. Chandrayaan 2 is expected to land on the moon in the first week of September.