On Friday, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said in a statement that they have now conducted the scaled-down test for the soft and safe landing of the Chandrayaan-2 lander. Chadrayaan-2 is said to be India’s second Moon mission.
The name of lander Vikram has been named after the father of the Indian Space ProgrammeVikram Sarabhai. It has been said that Vikram has performed a crucial Lander Actuator Performance Test (LAPT). This LAPT is said to be one of the crucial tests that are required to get demonstrated for the successful soft as well as the safe landing of Vikram.
This test is said to be meant for the seeing the effect of earth’s gravity which is compared to the moon’s gravity and to match the thrust as the generation of sea level liquid that compared to the flight engines that will operate in the vacuum environment.
It has been said that the module has tethered with the crane hook which is used for conducting the test at a special test facility that is erected at the ISRO Propulsion Complex in Mahendragiri, Tamil Nadu. This test has been carried on Thursday.
The main objective of the test was to assess the closed loop integrated performance of all the sensors, navigation and actuators, guidance and control (NGC) and also the guidance algorithm which is below the 100m height.
In a statement which has issued by the ISRO said that they had done three tests which is a part of LAPT Phase-2 activities so that they can able to demonstrate their objectives. The first test was all about to show vertical descent while the second test is all about to test the hovering capability and the third test is all about the successful conduct to demonstrate the re-targeting in the parabolic trajectory.