Chandrayaan-2 has successfully entered the lunar orbit today, 29 days after its launch. Then on September 7, the spacecraft will make a historic appearance on the lunar surface. At 11 am on Tuesday, ISRO chairman’s symposium will give its information.
Chandrayaan-2 will be in lunar orbit today
- 29 days after launching from Sriharikota, Chandrayaan 2 has entered the moon’s orbit at 9:30 am this morning.
- Will enter the surface on September 7, will be a milestone for the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)
- According to ISRO, the spacecraft reached the lunar orbit by activating two motors on Chandrayaan-2.
29 days after launching from Sriharikota Chandrayaan-2 has entered the Moon’s orbit at 9:30 am this morning. With this, India has achieved another big achievement in space. From today on 18th day i.e. on September 7, at 2.58 pm, Chandrayaan-2 will record historical presence on the moon.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will live in Sriharikota to witness this historic event. According to the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), the spacecraft reached the lunar orbit by activating two motors mounted on Chandrayaan-2.
At 11 am on Tuesday, ISRO Chairman K.K. Sivan will inform about this by holding a press conference. How is the road ahead
After Chandrayaan-2 reaches the lunar orbit, ISRO will change the direction of the spacecraft 5 times (on 20, 21, 28 and 30 August and 1 September) inside the orbit.
After this, it will pass over the pole of the moon and reach its final orbit at a distance of about 100 km. After this, Vikram Lander will break away from Chandrayaan-2 on September 2 and move towards the lunar surface.
Earlier, former ISRO chief Kiran Kumar had told that the gravitational effect of the moon is up to 65 thousand km which means that it can pull the space body up to that distance.
On 20 August, when Chandrayaan-2 was about 150 km from its orbit, ISRO changed its direction. During this time ISRO provided Chandrayaan-2 with significant velocity, which caused Chandrayaan-2 to enter the Moon’s orbit easily by reducing its speed and changing direction.
When will Chandrayaan land on the moon
After this, Vikram Lander will separate from Chandrayaan-2 on September 2 and land on the moon’s surface. Please tell that Chandrayaan-2 is expected to land on the lunar surface on 7 September.
Sivan stated that before landing on the lunar surface on the lunar surface on September 7, 2019, two commands will be given from the earth, so that the speed and direction of the lander can be improved and it slowly lands on the surface.
Cameras fitted in the orbiter and lander will provide real time assessment of the landing zone. The downward looking camera of the lander will assess it before touching the surface and will detect it if there is any obstruction.
What to do after landing
The distance between the Earth and the Moon is about 3 lakh 84 thousand kilometers. In Chandrayaan-2, Lander-Vikram and Rover-Pragyan will go to the moon. 4 days before landing on the lunar surface, the rover ‘Vikram‘ will begin to inspect the landing place.
The lander vehicle will debug. ‘Vikram’ will reach closer to the surface. The scanning of the landing place will begin and then the landing process will start between 6-8 September.
After landing, the 6-wheeled Pragyan Rover will be separated from Vikram Lander. This process will take 4 hours. It will come out at a speed of 1 cm per second.
During its lifetime of 14 days i.e. 1 lunar day, the rover ‘Pragyan’ will run 500 meters on the lunar surface. It will collect photographs and analyzable data of the lunar surface and send it to the earth in 15 minutes via Vikram or orbiter.
What will happen to wisdom
After reaching the lunar surface, the lander (Vikram) and rover (Pragyan) will remain active for 14 days. The rover can rotate up to 500 meters (½ half a kilometer) on the Pragya Moon.
It works with the help of solar energy. The rover can only communicate with the lander. Its total life is 1 Lunar Day. Which means about 14 days of Earth.
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