Indian space research organization(ISRO) is all set to launch its second lunar mission. ISRO is Indian space research agency. It was established in 1969. ISRO’s headquarter is in Bengaluru, Karnataka. ISRO’S rocket launch centre is in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. ISRO’S current chief is Mr. K Sivan.USA, Russia, Japan, China, European space agency and India all have visited moon via their probes.
Before diving into ISRO chanderyaan-2 mission let’s have a glance at previous Chandrayaan 1 mission.
- Launched on : 22 Oct, 2008
- Objective : Remote sensing and planetary science
- Launch Vehicle : PSLV C-11
- Mission Life : 2 years.
- Weight : 1380 Kg.
Chandrayaan 2 has lander called vikram and rover Pragyan . These all will be soft landed on lunar surface. Orbiter observe the lunar surface and relay the data between Earth and lander vikram.
Indian lunar mission Chandrayaan 2 will go to Moon’s south pole region. The notable fact is no other country has ever visited this area of moon. This area is permanently shadowed area. This mission will try to find out water and explore fossil records of the early solar system. The GSLV MKIII- M1 launch vehicle is also known as Bahubali.
- Launcher : GSLV Mk- III is a three stage vehicle and able to launch 4 ton of weight.
- Launch Date : July 15, 2019 New launch date 22 July 2019.
- Landing on moon : 7 Sept, 2019
- Mission Life : 1 Year