Chandrayaan 2 launch

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India is all set to launch Chandrayaan 2, India’s second special moon mission on 15th July 2019 at 2:51 am on Monday. If successful India will be the fourth nation to launch a satellite on the moon with a soft landing technique. The Satellite weighs four times its predecessor Chandrayaan 1 launched on 22nd October 2008. For Chandrayaan 2 information regarding Chandrayaan-2 Lander name, Rover name and other detail read this post completely. Visit ISRO official website for more information.

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Chandrayaan – 2 facts

  • Indian’s second unmanned lunar mission on the moon.
  • Chandrayaan-2 will be launch by GSLV Mk- III.
  • The Spacecraft include a lander name Vikram after Vikram Sarabhai and Chandrayan 2 Rover name Pragyan.
  • Spacecraft weight is 3850 Kg.
  • Life of orbiter is one year and that of lander and rover of 14 days.
  • Cost of the Chandrayaan 2 project is Rs. 978 Crore.
  • Chandrayaan-2 will be the first in itself to land on the south pole of Moon.
  • Chandrayaan 2 will cover a distance of 3.84 lakh Km in 52 days.
  • Chandrayan 2 Lander Vikram and rover Pragyan will reach the surface of the moon on 6th of September 2019 according to ISRO Chairman K. Sivan.
  • President of India Ram Nath Kovind is expected to witness the launch.
GSLV mk3 launching rocket

Chandrayaan-2 Lander Vikram payloads

  1. RAMBHA (Radion Anatomy of Moon Bound Hypersensitive ionosphere and Atmosphere) will gain information regarding highly dynamic plasma environment of moon.
  2. ILSA (Instrument for Lunar Seismic Activity) is capable of detecting minute ground displacement, acceleration or velocity caused by earthquakes on moon.
  3. ChaSTE (Chandra’s Surface Thermo-physical Experiment) that can measure thermal conductivity and vertical temperature gradient of the lunar surface.

Chandrayaan-2 Rover Pragyan Payloads

  1. APXS (Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer) aim is to find out elemental composition of the moons surface near landing site.
  2. LIBS (Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscope) primary objective is to determine and identify abundance of elements near landing site.


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