Chandrayaan-2, reaching heights where no other country has been or even thought of. Yes, the voyage of
With the success of the Chandrayaan-1, the urge to land on moon exponentially increased for our scientist community.
And in the next few hours, their dream about India’s Moon mission will come true.
Yes, the Chandrayaan-2 started its journey to Moon on July 22nd, 2019 using our GSLV Mk-III vehicle.
After orbiting our earth for all these days, it entered into the Moons orbit on August 20th.
Then Chandrayaan-2 orbiter has to reduce its distance to the moon and once it reaches the distance of 100KM from the moon, it will deliver the Vikram, the Lander, into the Moon.
It may sound easy to listen about these maneuvers but, it is so complex and challenging.
And Vikram did succeed in it as per plan on last September 2nd.
Vikram, there is no other name that can suit this lander. Yes, is there a better name than the visionary scientist Doctor Vikram Sarabhaai, who dreamed of a powerful India?
Ok, let us see how the Vikram will make the landing. Especially when this is the very first attempt for out scientist.
Well, we made successfully traveling the 3,84,000 KMs without any issue. And we believe that this 100KMs journey will also be handled well by our scientist to place India as the fourth nation to possess such technology.
The Last Moments
So, what happens in those last few minutes of this Chandrayaan-2 Moon mission?
- Vikram should manage its speed based on the situation and distance from the Moon
- Vikram should also be able to identify a good place with its sensors for landing
- Vikram has to slow down and have a successful
- Once landed, should deliver the Rover into the Moon
Not just that, while doing all these above without any hitches, it should also keep informing the earth station in Bangalore. Plus keep monitoring the Rover and collect info from that.
There is literally not even a minute to lose. Why?
Because, the Vikram is designed to have a life of 14 earth days only. So, each seconds count.
Here is the moment. Just few more hours. What will happen tomorrow?
The moment of Chandrayaan-2 Moon mission, the whole India is waiting to watch!
Including Prime Minister Narendra Modi watching the live telecast with the school children.
In fact the whole world is watching this adventure of India through the Live telecast!
Do not miss to watch it live.
Come on, let us join together to pray for the successful Moon mission of Chandrayaan-2!
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