ISRO is planning to launch a mission to moon in 2018

(Last Updated On: January 27, 2018)

After a successful launch of PSLV C-37 ISRO makes world record for launch 104 satellite in one go. Now ISRO is planning to the next mission Chandrayaan-2 to go on moon in next year.

 

ISRO planning to launch a mission to moon in 2018

 

 

Chandrayaan-2

It will be India’s second lunar exploration mission after Chandrayaan-1.

Chandrayaan-1 lunar probe mission was launched in 2008. The lunar probe stopped to emitting signals in 2009.

 

ISRO planning to launch a mission to moon in 2018
Chandrayaan-1

 

Chandrayaan-2 is planned to launched to the moon by GSLV MK-3 (Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle). It includes lunar orbiter, lander and rover, all developed by India.

According the ISRO this mission will test various technology and conduct new experiment.

The rover will move on the lunar surface of the moon and will pick up soil samples for chemical analysis.

Chandrayaan-2 mission planned to fly on a GSLV MK-3 with an approximate lift-off mass of 3,050 Kg from Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota. This mission will be costed estimated 603 crore rupees.

 

ISRO planning to launch a mission to moon in 2018
Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Shriharikota

 

Orbiter     

The orbiter will orbit the moon an attitude of 100 km. The approximate launch mass will be 1,400 Kg. The orbiter have high resolution camera that will be conduct high resolution observations of the landing site.

 

Lander and Rover

The landers will make a soft landing and then deploy the rover. The approximate mass of the lander and rover is 1,250 Kg.

The rover mass will be about 20 Kg will operate on solar power.

The rover will move on the surface of the moon and take samples of chemical elements of soil and then it will send data to orbiter then it will be send it to the earth.

This rover have 6 wheels that will move on the surface of the moon.


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