5 Things About Chandrayaan-2 Mission Every Indian Need To Know


After successfully launching of Chandrayaan-1 in the year 2008, ISRO is now planning to begin the upcoming year with marking into golden letters. The Indian Space Research Organization is preparing to launch the second mission on the Moon. The mission will take shape in the first quarter of 2018.

The mission is named in the series of original mission and it is Chandrayaan-2. It will be launched with more advanced technologies. After the successfully observed original mission, the second mission is going to be launched about the interval of a decade.

Read the important details about Chandrayaan-2, the next journey of ISRO to the Moon:

1. There are three main components of the spacecraft which are Orbiter, Lander, and Rover. While landing Chandrayaan-1, the probe of the spacecraft crashed on the surface of the Moon and deployed a rover. For the Chandrayaan- 2, the space shuttle will use the lander to make a soft stop on the surface of the Moon, and then deploy the rover from there.


2. Chandrayaan-2 will be launched by the GSLV Mk II to the moon. The engine has still been developing by ISRO to the help Chandrayaan-2 to run on the Moon and help while landing on the surface.


3. The rover which weighs about 20 kilograms will work entirely on solar energy. For collecting soil and rock samples to be analyzed, it uses six wheels to navigate to the surface and send the data that will be collected back to Earth. Meanwhile, the Chandrayaan-2 class weighs 1,400 kg and the lander is 1,250 kg.

4. The mission Chandrayaan-2 should be of interest to scientists all over the world. If the plan and mission go accordingly then the scientists of ISRO may be able to prove the existence of water ice on the Lunar. Also, map parts of its surface such as never before.

5. The main aim of the mission Chandrayaan-2 is to see whether ISRO can land smoothly on the surface of Lunar. The Orbiter craft will be held studies on Moon’s surface mineral.


Meanwhile, there will be two scientific payloads for chemical analysis of soil in the rover and this will be done with the help of a high definition camera for capturing photos of soil and rocks on the site.