Chandrayaan-2: Chandrayaan sent message, Hello! I am Chandrayaan-2, my journey is going great: India’s Chandrayaan-2 is moving towards the goal step by step. The vehicle has sent a message about its good health and excellent journey on earth. The vehicle’s message states that it will land on the southern pole of the moon on September 7, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) tweeted in this regard from the official Twitter handle on Sunday.
ISRO wrote, ‘Hello! I am Chandrayaan-2, with special updates. I would like to tell you that my journey so far has been fantastic and I will land on the South Pole of the Moon on September 7. Stay connected with me to know where I am and what I am doing. ‘Chandrayaan-2, launched on 22 July, has gone through six changes in its orbit so far. The sixth change was made on 14 August.
Through this change, the vehicle was delivered to the Lunar Transfer Trajectory (LTT). For this, the liquid engine of the vehicle was run for 1203 seconds. The LTT is the path on which the orbiter will enter the moon’s orbit. This process is called trans lunar insertion (TLI). Mounting the LTT, on August 20, when the vehicle reaches the moon’s mouth, it will once again run into a lunar orbit by running a liquid engine. After this, four more changes will be made to the orbit to take the vehicle to the nearest orbit of the moon. The nearest orbit will be about 100 km from the lunar surface.
The launch took place last month
Chandrayaan-2 was launched on July 22 with the help of ISL’s heaviest rocket GSLV-Mark 3 from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. Chandrayaan-2 has three parts – Orbiter, Lander ‘Vikram’ and Rover ‘Pragyan’.
The orbiter will carry out experiments while orbiting the moon for almost a year. The lander and the rover will land at the south pole of the moon. With the landing, India will become the fourth country to achieve this feat. So far, the United States, Russia and China have landed their moon.
Chandrayaan-2’s lander-rover will land on the part of the moon, so far no vehicle has arrived. In 2008, India sent the mission mission Chandrayaan-1. The orbiter carried out experiments while orbiting the moon for about 10 months. The credit for the discovery of water on the moon goes to this expedition to India.
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