Chandrayaan 2: A story of many hits and misses. ISRO said that 90 to 95 per cent of the Chandrayaan 2 mission was successful. Chandrayaan-2’s primary task was to demonstrate the soft landing on the south poles of the Moon of ‘Vikram lander’. It runs the Pragyan robot on the lunar surface and to get exciting photos and details.
At the last minutes of the descent on Sept. 7, when it was roughly 2.1 km from the lunar surface the contact with Vikram snapped. The ISRO confirmed after three days the visualisation by Orbiter’s photographs of Vikram. ISRO Leader K Sivan said the lander was tilted and was not destroyed. With his dream, he said that attempts are to be re-establish the link with the lander. It is said that the chance window is 14 days, one Lunar day and that it ends on September 21. The ISRO reports that the mission was 90-95 per cent successful, although it is obvious “so close yet” for Indian space scientists, and confirmations by Madhavan Nair, the former president of Chandrayaan 1. Now let’s see the main elements of the Project of Chandrayaan 2. It is the launch point, the Orbiter and the Lander-Rover stages.
After the start of the mission, the ISRO succeeded in propelling the payload into its expected orbit smoothly on the 22nd of July, the GSLV MK-3 (geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle). The Orbiter then carried out the smooth operation of a sequence of well-executed manoeuvres, which entered the orbit of Earth, as scheduled on August 20. Therefore, the third and critical step of the Moon’s soft landing has been a hard landing.
Achievements of Chandrayaan 2
On 22 October 2008, the Chandrayaan-1 was initiated by the space agency’s first moon launch. Two main components of the mission are launching and deploying the Orbiter. The rocket was using the PSLV, which had a history of many consecutive launches. The rocket was the PSLV. It was 312 days before August 2009 that Chandrayan-1 operates. The finding of traces of water molecules on the lunar surface was a significant result of this mission.
GSLV, which had mixed results, was the main challenge. For the long term engagement of India with external space research, as well as the launch of heavier satellites, the commercial market for which the GSLV is important. Chandrayaan-2 is mainly an ISRO undertaking. NASA is present on the mission, and a retro-reflector, check by an American Space Agency, a laser-guided device that is part of the 14 payload experiments verify at the ISRO.
Bouncing back of Chandrayaan 2
In this sense, the ISRO was on well-preparement, while the second shot on the Moon took one decade. President Ramnath Kovind was invited to the launch on 15 July. So much confidence. However, the observation of the glitch and postpone of the mission at the last hour of the countdown. In spite of the participation of the President, it displayed audacity in postponing.
Because the mission was very complex and unique, involving a number of key technologies and studying the Moon at large, the ISRO did an excellent job in two of these three phases while also being almost successful in the final phase. Whether 95% or two of the three good stages, the company will certainly return to the drawing board and address the problems. Their record from the 1979 GSLV Satellite Launch Vehicle was noteworthy for the reversal of accidents by their learning and mission achievement at very competitive costs and increased results.
A Truly Global Playground
The Indian South Pole Landing Mission has rekindled interest in the Moon. However, almost 50 years ago, the potential to land on the Moon and return people proved. In the US-Soviet space war, America stamped out a march for its Apollo eleventh-purposed mission, including a march on the Moon on 20 July 1969 between Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.
The Russians have had reasonably successful lunar expeditions from the first landing on the Luna 2 starship in September 1959. On 3 January 2019, the Chinese broke a new ground when the Chang 4 Spacecraft descended on the far side of the Moon. In April 2019, when the Bereshaft spacecraft crashed, Israel suffered a setback.
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