The Indian space agency (ISRO) is now beginning to give more details of the Chandrayaan-2 mission, India’s second mission to the moon. The idea is to launch the spacecraft between July 9 and 16, hoping landing will take place on September 6.
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In 2009, Chandrayaan-1 helped confirm the presence of lunar water, and Chandrayaan-2 will target the south pole of the Moon, making India the first country to send a rover to this region of our satellite natural . Chandrayaan-2 will have three modules: an orbiter, a landing module (Vikram) and a rover (Pragyan).
The orbiter and landing module will be mechanically interconnected and stacked as an integrated module, accommodated within the launch vehicle. The separation will be made in orbit. Already the rover will be housed inside the landing module, and released to explore the lunar soil soon after the landing.
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Chandrayaan-2 will carry 14 Indian cargoes and one NASA experiment. The main objective of mission is to collect scientific information on lunar topography, mineralogy, abundance of elements, exosphere, and hydroxyl and ice footprints on the Moon.
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This will be the most complex mission ever developed by ISRO, being much more complex than the NASA Apollo missions, since the probe should land in a specific and predetermined location at a specific time for the rover to be already fed with solar energy – it is worth remembering that the lunar night lasts about 2 Earth weeks, and so the landing must happen on a specific day and time.
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