Chandrayaan 2: Ready to Launch the Second Lunar Mission - IndiaNisha Gowri (Author) Published Date : Jun 13, 2019 18:01 IST
Strengthening its grip as a leader in space technology by achieving a controlled landing on the moon India on Wednesday announced that it will launch its second lunar mission in the mid of July. Scientists are at work on various modules of lunar mission Chandrayaan 2 at ISRO satellites integration and test establishment in Bengaluru, India. The success of Chandrayaan 2, the second lunar mission will make India the fourth country behind the US, Russia, and China to perform a soft landing on the moon and put rover on it.
Chandrayaan 2 - which means moon vehicle in Sanskrit manned mission which will involve and orbiter, lander and a Rover which was built by the Indian Space Research Organisation. The schedule shows that the mission will be launched on July 15 aboard ISRO’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III. the cost of the mission is 144 million dollars which are 10 billion Indian rupees.
After a period of 50 days in the space, the rover will attempt a soft controlled landing on the lunar surface September 6th. The last 15 minutes of landing are the crucial moments for the ISRO. The influencing factors would be the variations in Luna gravity terrain and the dust. In this year machine would be the third attempt for lunar landing after China successful change- 4 for Luna Pro and Israeli spacecraft beresheet which failed and crashed on to the moon in April. Chandrayaan 1 which was India's first lunar mission trend in 2008 with the cost of 79 million dollars and help confirm the presence of water on the moon. The Chandrayaan 2 was originally planned as a collaboration with Russia roscosmos space agency but in 2013 India scrapped the tie-up due to technical differences with the Russian program. India's great achievements in the field of space are as follows.
In the year 2014 India launched an unmanned Mars mission which cost of 74 million dollars which is less than the budget of the Hollywood space blockbuster movie Gravity and also a fraction of 675 million dollars USA space agency NASA on its MAVEN mission. Developed countries are involving build colonies in the space satellites that can overhear other satellite and take control of the other countries data. This attempt by the developed countries is really frightening. You never be a victim of this India recently shot down one of its own satellites making it one of the only four countries in the world to own this advanced technology.
Chandrayaan 2: Ready to Launch the Second Lunar Mission - India