India likely to land on Moon on September 6
BENGALURU/NEW DELHI: Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) on Wednesday said it is looking to launch Chandrayaan-2, India’s second lunar mission in the launch window between July 9 and July 16, even as sources said that a lot of work is still pending in taking the project to the launch site.
“All the modules are getting ready for Chandrayaan-2 launch during the window of July 09, to July 16, 2019, with an expected Moon landing on September 06, 2019 9 (sic),” Isro said in a statement.
Chandrayaan-2 has three modules: the orbiter, lander (Vikram) & rover (Pragyan). “The orbiter and lander modules will be interfaced mechanically and stacked together as an integrated module and accommodated inside the GSLV MK-III launch vehicle. The rover is housed inside the lander,” Isro said.
Once Chandrayaan-2 reaches the lunar orbit, Vikram will separate from the orbiter and soft-land at the predetermined site close to the south pole, which had not been explored by other countries.
Isro chairman K Sivan told TOI, “Once Vikram lands on the lunar surface on September 6, rover Prayan will come out of it and roll out on the lunar surface for 300-400 metres. It will spend 14 earth days on the moon for carrying out different scientific experiments. Altogether, there will be 13 payloads in the spacecraft. Three payloads in rover Pragyan and the other 10 payloads in lander Vikram and orbiter." The rover will analyse the content of the lunar surface and send data and images back to the Earth through the orbiter within 15 minutes, he said.
The launch of India’s second lunar mission was initially planned in April last year but Isro kept deferring it because of the complexities involved in the mission. India had also almost lost the race to Israel to become the fourth country in the world after Russia, US and China to land the spacecraft on the moon. However with Israel’s Beresheet failing to land on the moon on April 12 this year, Chandrayaan-2’s moon-landing on September 6, if successful, will make India the fourth country in the world to land on the moon.
India had first launched its moon mission Chandrayaan-1, which involved only an orbiter, on October 22, 2008. The spacecraft made more than 3,400 orbits around the moon during which it took hundreds of images of the moon. The Rs 386-crore mission concluded when the communication with the spacecraft was lost on August 29, 2009. Chandrayaan operated for 312 days as opposed to the intended two years but the mission achieved 95% of its planned objectives.
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Please send Pappu Barmaid Vadra on a one way trip... They can do farming n make Gold from Alu
King of Cobras • Hong Kong • 9 hours ago
Let us not pollute the Moon and turn it, at least so early, with the footsteps of perhaps the world''s most corrupt characters!
Rockky • 15 hours ago
Feel so proud of hearing such news instead of all the scams we used to hear on a daily basis during the Congress rule...
Rockky Hill • 6 hours ago
Rockky ji, you must be thinking ISRO was established by the BJP.
Rockky Hill • Goa • 6 hours ago
Modi made the difference. I wonder why he did not include this in his manifesto.
Rajesh • 13 hours ago
All praise goes to ISRO SCIENTISTS . Politicians who are ordinary people do not deserve any credit.except facilitating scientists to do their jobs. Politicians cant talk about Moon or Mars they are unable to seepit holes on the roads of India.
rajesh kumar • India • 10 hours ago
Politician''s gave land to start ISRO. They pride themselves for it. They could have kept the land for cow grazing as well.
Hi Sudip • 13 hours ago
Hope India will be the 4th country to make the mission successful
Hi Sudip • USA • 11 hours ago
Many other countries find it worthless. But India, a poor slave nation whose 70% population still SHlT out in the open air, hosts more hungry people than rest of the world does together, want to prove something! Not most of the rich, civilized and capable acountries do care this sort of nonsense but taking care of the well being of their people.
CityHawk Prime • 7 hours ago
If only your father had practised family planning he would not have begot a worthless offspring like you. Less burden on family.
Neil Kamath • Mumbai • 15 hours ago
Send Pappu, Kejri and Mamata didi. They need proof.
i ChilluzZz • 16 hours ago
Wow its fantastic
KR Nair • PUNE • 10 hours ago
Modi & team will get 300 seats
Sanjoy Pandey • Kolkata • 12 hours ago
Pappu, Kejriwal, Mayawati, Mamata etc. will be tied to the satellite to verify ?
Meh Daddy • 13 hours ago
Best wishes to ISRO and all Indians for this, as always.
Spidey • 16 hours ago
Plz send modiji in Chandrayaan . He has toured the whole world . Now its time to tour other planets .
Spidey • Hong Kong • 9 hours ago
He has plans to do that in his THIRD TERM!
HSF • Australia • 13 hours ago
It is fantastic to hear scientific advancement during Modi''s time. All we used to hear before was scam a day, bomb blasts, appeasement of a particular community, bribes, corruption, grafts etc.
Mayank Gupta • Mumbai • 13 hours ago
That goes without saying ISRO keeps on making us proud again and again.
i ChilluzZz • 16 hours ago
Timir • Navi Mumbai • 15 hours ago
This would be a very proud moment for India and ISRO.... Congratulations to all the scientists working o. this project. You guys are awesome
RosCorp • 11 hours ago
All credit goes to ISRO members. They have been a huge asset to the nation.
sam mm • 12 hours ago
Thank God Modi will not be PM by then , or else he would have said Mandir moon pe banega
James • 11 hours ago
Good job. After spending so much money what do we get back? A tea shop on the moon?
Shyam • 11 hours ago
Send all Congress Members to the moon. Let them have ruling there. That would be happiness for them.
Siv Sarkar • 14 hours ago
Surely the Moon Mission is going to be very much successful with the help of our talented scientists and with the able leadership of Modiji !
Chokidar • Earth • 15 hours ago
please drop entire Congress there ..
Chokidar Chalu Pande • Gurugram • 10 hours ago
first Modi ji should go there
Harsh Aggarwal • 10 hours ago
Will ISRO will doing live telecast of moon landing..??