The Chandrayaan-2 , Detailed Overview By A.K Das

What’s this Chandrayaan – 2?
Chandrayaan-2 is India’s second lunar exploration mission after Chandrayaan-1, which will be lifted by bahubali of space launch vehicles, Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III.(GSLV Mk-III).
Ritu Kridhal and M Vanitha are leading the project and mission of the chandrayaan – 2.

Rocket Woman of India : Women in Science – Ritu Kridhal

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Ritu Karidhal is an Indian scientist working with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Also alumni of IISc.
She was a Deputy Operations Director to India’s Mars orbital mission, Mangalyaan.She has been referred to as a “Rocket Woman” of India.
The Project Director is M Vanitha, an electronics systems engineer, shouldering the entire responsibility of the Chandrayaan-2.

Image : Artistic representation of GSLV-III in the Flight X configuration
Credit : Creative Commons(CC)Chandrayaan-2_lander_and_orbiter_integrated_stack.jpg

Objectives of the Mission : 

  • The primary objectives of Chandrayaan-2 are to demonstrate the ability to soft-land on the lunar surface.
  • Quantify the water available on the moon’s surface.
  • Map its Topography, to explore chemicals and minerals such as magnesium, iron,and Helium.
  • Chandrayaan-2 will inform the location and abundance of lunar water for exploitation by the future lunar base proposed by the Artemis program.

Design Information and Payload details.

 

Launch Vehicle GSLV Mk-III
Gross lift-off mass 2,379 kg
Propellant mass 1,697 kg
Dry mass 682 kg
Earth parking orbit 170 km perigee and 40,400 km apogee
Orbiter (Power) 1 kW
Vikram lander (Power) 650 W
Pragyan rover (Power) 50 W

Vikram lander :

The mission will be sending 20 Kg wheeled rover to the moon’s surface, to examine the lunar surface.
Significance :

1.Indigenous mission: 13 instruments from India, one instrument from US space agency, NASA.

2.Future Space Exploration: mission will also expand the country’s footprint in spaceas moon is the perfect test-bed for proving technologies required for future space exploration

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