Chandrayaan 2: Exploring the Unknown

22 Jul 2019  Mon

India is going to create history, the most anticipated and awaited Chandrayaan 2, the Indian lunar mission of ISRO is going to commence today. Through this mission, India is going to take a bold attempt to go where no country has ever gone before-The Moon’s South Polar Region. India will also become the 4th country ever to soft-land on the lunar surface.

Chandrayaan 2 will be carried by GSLV MK-III to its designated orbit, this three-stage Vehicle is India’s most powerful launcher to date. The orbiter will observe the lunar surface and relay communication between Earth and Chandrayaan 2's Lander Vikram. The Chandrayaan 2 lander is named Vikram after ‘Dr Vikram A Sarabhai’. The Chandrayaan 2’s Rover Pragyan is a 6-wheeled robotic vehicle which can travel 500 m and leverage solar energy for its functioning. It can only communicate with the Lander.

The flight and separation sequence will start after entering the designated orbit, the sequence will trigger with S200 strao-on ignition followed by L110 Core stage Ignition and S200 trap-ons separation following six more stages of separation. This process will be taking 974.30 seconds.

This mission sequence is divided into nine phases over the time length of 48 days until it lands on the moon. According to ISRO Chandrayaan-2 will be aided in achieving its mission by some of India’s most advanced engineering marvels. It composite module will compromise technology and software developed across the country for the soft landing.

This mission is an attempt to foster a new age of discovery, increase mankind’s understanding of space, stimulate the advancement of technology, promote global alliances of explorers and scientists.

To promote and encourage the Indian space program, India Post has issued various stamps to mark the achievement of ISRO. The above show stamp depicts the successful mission accomplished by India issued in 2000.

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