Published: Sun, July 14, 2019
Research | By Sheri Schwartz

This Weekend, India Is Launching Its First-Ever Moon Lander

This Weekend, India Is Launching Its First-Ever Moon Lander

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is gearing up for the launch of Chandrayaan-2, India's prestigious mission to the Moon, on July 15 early morning at 2 hours 51 minutes. On 15th July, India will launch its lunar mission making it the fourth country to land on the moon after US China and Russian Federation, to cement its place amongst the world's space super powers.

This means that the science of India's Chandrayaan-2 will be helpful in planning these future human missions. The Lander, Vikram, will land near the South Pole of the moon 6 September.

Efforts in order to Encourage New Generation - ISRO ISRO said: Chandrayaan-2 is an effort, to further enhance the knowledge of space as well as to encourage the new era of scientists.

On Monday, India will embark on its most complex space odyssey to date with the launch of its second lunar mission.

This mission marks the golden jubilee of its parent, the ISRO, and the centenary of the birth of Vikram Sarabhai, the founder of India's space programme.

Chandrayaan-2 will deploy a lunar rover toward the moon's south pole.

Chandrayaan-2 is the first space mission that will attempt a soft landing on the Moon's South Polar Region.

India has to aim to be a leader in space, he added.

In the meantime, the space geeks and scientists are advised to keep a close eye on India's latest Lunar mission.

Using solar energy to power itself, Pragyan will be able to communicate with the Lander, which in turn can send information to both the Indian Deep Space Network in Byalalu and the Orbiter.

According to the Department of Space in India's Space Research Organization, the country would be the first to reach the lunar south pole, which is believed to host reservoirs of ice.

India will step up the global space race on Monday when it launches a low-priced mission to become only the fourth country to land a probe on the Moon.

While a lot has been talked about Chandrayaan-2's three modules namely Orbiter, Lander (Vikram) and Rover (Pragyan), little is discussed about the things this mission would do. The first, also with the same name as the overall mission, is the orbiter. OHRC will also help Vikram arrive safely by looking for craters or boulders before the lander separates.

Like his predecessors, who used to worship at the hill shrine before every major space mission, Sivan also sought Lord Balaji's blessings. Similarly, the lander will facilitate communications between the rover, orbiter and Earth. When we started the work for the moon mission (Chandrayan-1), everybody thought there was nothing new in our initiative as previously 60 to 70 missions had landed on the moon.

The rover and the lander will have a life of one lunar day (14 earth days) and for that lunar day, it will conduct scientific experiments. In addition there is a NASA payload which will be passive instrument.

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