Chandrayaan-2: India’s Second Moon Mission Live

Chandrayaan 2 Launch Live-

Chandrayaan 2 is the Indian Space Research Organization’s second mission to the Moon. It is a follow up of Chandrayaan-1 that helped us in confirming that there is a presence of water on the moon back in 2009. The Chandrayaan-2 was planned to be launched on 15th July which was postponed to be launched on 22nd July. It will launch from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, India through the GSLV rocket – Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle rocket.

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Details about the Spacecraft and its Subsystems – Orbiter, Lander, Rover

The Chandrayaan-2 mission consists of 3 major things, an Orbiter, a Lander, and a Rover.

The Orbiter is a crafted box-shape with an orbital mass of nearly 2379 kg. It has solar arrays which is capable is generating 1000 W power. It will communicate with the Indian Deep Space Network and the lander. It will map from an altitude of 100 km. It also comprises of a visible terrain mapping camera, a synthetic aperture radar, a neutral mass spectrometer, a near-infrared spectrometer, a soft X-ray spectrometer, a radio occultation experiment and a solar X-ray monitor.

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Chandrayaan 2 Launch

The Lander, named Vikram has a mass of 1471 kg along with the rover. It can generate 650 W of solar power. It will also be able to directly communicate with the Indian Deep Space Network, the orbiter, and the rover. The lander carries a camera, thermal profiler, seismometer, Langmuir probe, and a NASA-supplied laser retroreflector. The lander will help in making a soft landing on the lunar surface and will send the robotic rover out in the surface.

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The Rover called Pragyan is a 6 wheeled vehicle with a mass of 27 kg. It runs on 50 W of solar power and can travel up to 500 m at a speed of 1 cm per second. The rover directly communicates with the Lander. It also holds cameras, a laser-induced ablation spectroscopy experiment, and an alpha-proton X-ray spectrometer.

Chandrayaan 2 launch time and date

Chandrayaan 2 was earlier scheduled to launch on the 14th of July 2019 at 21:21 UT (15th July 02:51 IST) but is now scheduled to launch at 2:43 pm on the 22nd of July, 2019.

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