Chandrayaan 2 | Paragraph in English | Studyment

India has successfully launched the Chandrayaan-2 mission on July 22, 2019. The mission will send an orbiter, lander and rover to explore the moon's south pole.

Launch of Chandrayaan-2 was originally scheduled for 15 July 2019 but was called off due to a technical snag noticed at around one hour before launch. It was successfully launched on 22 July 2019 14:43 IST from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh.

The Chandrayaan-2 Moon mission will last for 15 Earth days, which is equal to one lunar day. The instruments will be using solar energy to power their systems.

Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft have three modules a Lander (Vikram), an Orbiter and Rover (Pragyan).
Scientific goals are to study lunar topography, mineralogy, elemental abundance, the lunar exosphere and signatures of hydroxyl and water ice.

This mission will help the ISRO surpass the aspirations among the international community. The mission can also inspire a set of future scientists, explorers and engineers of extraordinary skills and talents. The entire mission will succeed in expanding India’s space footprint.



Chandrayaan-2: Facts in brief
Information source : Jagran josh
Operator - Indian Space research Organisation
Type of Mission - Lunar orbiter, Lander and Rover
Duration of Mission - Orbiter: 1 year
                                Lander: >15 Days
                               Rover: >15 Days
Launch Mass - aprox. 3850 Kg
Mass of Payload - Orbiter: approx 2,379 Kg
                          Lander: approx. 1,471 Kg
                         Rover: approx. 27 Kg
Date of Launch - Not yet announced by ISRO
Rocket - GSLV Mk III
Launch Site - Satish Dhawan Space Centre

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