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Ex-ISRO chief says Chandrayaan-2 will look for certain minerals on the lunar surface

3. May 2019 06:58 IS

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Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India] 03. May (ANI): Former ISRO chairman G Madhavan Nair said India's second Chandrayaan-2 moon mission to be launched between July 9 and 1

6 will look for specific minerals The Moon's surface.
Speaking to ANI, Nair said, "Chandrayaan-2 is an exciting mission from the perspective of the Indian Space Program, and we successfully sent our first satellite to the Moon in 2008. It has collected much information about the surface of the Moon, its mineral content, and so on We also had the opportunity to put the Indian national flag on the surface of the moon. "
Explains Chandrayaan-2 He said," There were many complexities associated with this mission, and as the development of the system is complete, we are ready for more important is to take a rover and land on the surface of the moon and then move about 300-500 meters around collecting samples from the surface of the moon. "
ISRO said on May 2 that the geosynchronous carrier vehicle Mark III (GSLVMKIII) will carry three modules of this moon mission (Orbiter, Lander (Vikram) and Rover (Pragyam)).
"All modules are preparing Chandrayaan-2 launch with an expected moon landing on September 6, 2019," ISRO said in a statement.
ISRO originally planned to launch the mission in April of this year. "The orbiter and lander modules will be mechanically interconnected and stacked as an integrated module and housed in the GSLV MK-III launcher," the space agency said.
"The rover is housed in the lander After launching into Earthbound orbit through the GSLV MK-III, the integrated module reaches lunar orbit with the orbiter propulsion module, whereupon Lander moves from Orbiter and Softland to the specified location nearby rollout of scientific experiments on the lunar surface.
Lander and orbiter also have instruments mounted for scientific experiments, "it says.
Chandrayaan-2 arrived in ISRO Mission, Chandrayaan-1, ten years after the first moon launch in 2009. The mission included a lunar orbit and an impactor, but not a rover like Chandrayaan-2. (ANI)

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