The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)
has conducted test run for Chnadrayaan-2 mission. Chandrayaan-2, India’s second
Moon mission, will be launched on July 15, 2019
Chandrayaan 2 will comprise of an Orbiter,
Lander named ‘Vikram’ and Rover named ‘Pragyan’. The orbiter will circle the
moon and provide information about its surface
The lander will make a soft landing near the
lunar South Pole – Aitken basin -and send out the rover. The rover will be used
mostly for in situ experiments. Only Russia, USA and China have soft landed on
moon so far.
Chandrayaan-2 will launch aboard a
Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III, (GSLV -MK III) rocket.
Chandrayaan-2 is a follow-up mission from the
Chandrayaan-1 mission- India’s first lunar mission. It was launched in October
2008 and operated till August 2009. The mission included a lunar orbiter and an