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Chandrayaan-2 - Wikipedia

Chandrayaan-2 (candra-yāna, "mooncraft";[15][16] ) is the second lunar exploration mission developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO),[17][18] after Chandrayaan-1.[19][20] It currently consists of a lunar orbiter, and also included the Vikram lander, and the Pragyan lunar rover, all ...

Chandrayaan-2

Overview

Destination: Lunar Orbit
Mission: Planetary Science

Lunar Orbit Satish Dhawan Space Centre Second Launch Pad Sriharikota, Republic of India

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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GSLV Mk III

Family: PSLV
Configuration:

The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III is a three-stage medium-lift launch vehicle developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). It is designed to launch satellites into geostationary orbit, and is intended as a launch vehicle for crewed missions under the Indian Human Spaceflight Programme.

Specifications
  • Max Stage
    3
  • Length
    43.4 m
  • Diameter
    4.0 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    629 T
  • Thrust
    11898 kN
Family
  • Name
    GSLV Mk III
  • Family
    PSLV
  • Variant
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    GSLV Mk III
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $46,000,000 - 62,000,000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    10000 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    5000 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Indian Space Research Organization

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Director: Kailasavadivoo Sivan Founded: 1969 Successes: 45 Failures: 6 Pending: 17

Agency Type: Government

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

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Sriharikota, Republic of India

Pad: Satish Dhawan Space Centre Second Launch Pad


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