Indian Space Research Organization

GSLV Mk III

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Director: Kailasavadivoo Sivan Founded: 1969 Successes: 38 Failures: 6 Pending: 13

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is the space agency of the Government of India headquartered in the city of Bengalore. Its vision is to "harness space technology for national development while pursuing space science research and planetary exploration."

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Launch Vehicle


GSLV Mk III

Configuration:
Family: PSLV

Vehicle Specifications


GSLV Mk III
GTO: 4000
LEO: None
Length: 42.4 m
Diameter: 4.0 m
Launch Mass: 629k kg
Thurst: None kN
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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.

Launch Window


NET: January 30th 2019 - 00:00 UTC

Open: January 30th 2019 - 00:00 UTC

Close: January 30th 2019 - 00:00 UTC

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Sriharikota, Republic of India

Satish Dhawan Space Centre Second Launch Pad


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