Moon Landing
Sept. 6, 2019, 7:55 p.m.

Chandrayaan-2 Lunar Landing

Lunar Surface GSLV Mk III | Chandrayaan-2

Chandrayaan-2 is India's second lunar exploration mission after Chandrayaan-1. Developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation, the mission was launched from the second launch pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre on 22 July 2019 at 2.43 PM IST to the Moon by a Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III

Unfortunately the lander portion of the mission ended in failure as the lander was lost on descent.

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GSLV Mk III | Chandrayaan-2

Indian Space Research Organization | IND
Sriharikota, Republic of India
July 22, 2019, 9:13 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Planetary Science

Chandrayaan-2 is India's second mission to the Moon. It consists of an orbiter, lander and rover. After reaching the 100 km lunar orbit, the lander housing the rover will separate from the orbiter. After a controlled descent, the lander will perform a soft landing on the lunar surface at a specified site and deploy the rover. Six-wheeled rover weighs around 20 kg and will operate on solar power. It will move around the landing site, performing lunar surface chemical analysis and relaying data back to Earth through the orbiter. The lander will be collecting data on Moon-quakes, thermal properties of the lunar surface, the density and variation of lunar surface plasma. The orbiter will be mapping lunar surface. Altogether, Chandrayaan-2 mission will collect scientific information on lunar topography, mineralogy, elemental abundance, lunar exosphere and signatures of hydroxyl and water-ice.

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