Indian “Chandrayaan-2” Is Ready To Land On Moon In Next Week!
The Indian Space agency is about to take a big step with launching an ambitious; Chandrayaan-2 which is set to land on the moon. This shuttle is set to land on the south pole of the moon. This area is unexplored yet.
Chandrayaan 2 will blast off from the “Satish Dhawan Space Center” at “Sriharikota” on the country’s south-west coast at 2.51am on 15th of July 2019(next week).
This is ISRO’s (Indian Space Research Organisation) 2nd lunar probe and it will land on the moon on 6th of September 2019.
Few Photos of the Chandrayaan-2
If the Chandrayaan-2 able to land on the moon as planned India will be the 4th country to reach Earth’s satellites;
The United States Of America, Russia and China.
The south pole is a permanently shadowed area. Scientists say it is possible there is water in the south pole. Chandrayaan-2 will pave the way for future lunar habitation by starting the observation.
Chandrayaan-2 also plans to explore the inside of holes – which are cold traps – to get more understanding of the evolution of the moon.
The south pole has stayed very cold for a long-time period and specialists believe it is likely it holds a fossil record of the early solar system.
Chandrayaan-2 has three modules,
Vikram The Lander,
Pragyan the Rover, which means ‘wisdom’ in Sanskrit.
The lander, named after Dr Vikram A Sarabhai. He is the most important person in the Indian Space Programme.
Chandrayaan-2 should land on a high plain between two holes, Manzinus C and Simpelius N, which are around 70° south.
From there the Pragyan, which is six-wheeled robotic vehicle will roll out and spend one lunar day, or a fortnight on Earth. Pragyan will carry out scientific investigations on the surface.
This topographical investigations, mineralogical reports and other investigations will help the world gain a better knowledge of the moon’s origins.
Pragyan will be able to communicate with the Lander Using solar energy. Then the Lander can send data to both the Indian Deep Space Network in Byalalu and the Orbiter.
It is a huge step for India and also for the world. Wish them good luck and safe landing. Hope The Chandrayaan-2 will able to explore all over the south pole and reveal so much more than we expected.