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.
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.
Chandrayaan-2 Lander Vikram payloads
- RAMBHA (Radion Anatomy of Moon Bound Hypersensitive ionosphere and Atmosphere) will gain information regarding highly dynamic plasma environment of moon.
- ILSA (Instrument for Lunar Seismic Activity) is capable of detecting minute ground displacement, acceleration or velocity caused by earthquakes on moon.
- 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
- APXS (Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer) aim is to find out elemental composition of the moons surface near landing site.
- LIBS (Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscope) primary objective is to determine and identify abundance of elements near landing site.