Successful launch of Chandrayaan 2

Chandrayaan 2 is the spacecraft, Name itself says that second flight to the moon from India by ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation). It is the first operational flight of the GSLV- MK III. It is also known as GSLV- MK III-M1.

This mission is special and interesting because the mission will land the moon lander (Vikram Lander) which is developed by ISRO on the south polar region of the moon the region where no other country explored. The lunar south pole is known with the occurrence of water ice in permanently shadowed areas around it. 

The essential target of Chandrayaan-2 is to show the capacity to delicate arrive on the lunar surface and operate a robotic rover on the surface. Logical objectives incorporate investigations of lunar geology, mineralogy, elemental abundance, the lunar exosphere, and marks of hydroxyl and water ice.

Launching practice

GSLV MK III M1 lifts off Satish Dhawan space centre from second launching pad Sriharikota on 22 July 2019 at 9.13 UTC, 2.43pm IST and successfully launched the 3840 kg chandrayaan2 spacecraft into an earth orbit.

After launching the GSLV MK III  to the sky it travelled some distance by using thrusters first stage S200 means solid rocket boosters are separated from the lanching vehicle.

Chandrayaan 2
Solid rocket boosters

And then L110 second stage rocket ignites payload fairing is separated from the lanching vehicle and the below picture shows how payload fairing is separating.

Chandrayaan 2
Payload fairing separation

After some time L110 second stage rocket separates C25 third stage rocket ignites then Chandrayaan 2 integrated module separates from launcher and Satelite panel opens.

Chanrayaan 2

Module commences orbit raising manoeuvres means module moves in a series of orbits that means revolving in an orbit with earth rotation period and then module shifts its orientation towards  the sun And then module enters earth to moon orbit that means lunar orbit module gets captured in the lunar orbit and then module initiates lunar orbit manoeuvring that means Chandrayaan-2 will go through 23 days circling Earth, step by step raising its elevation on one side of a curved circle around the planet. At that point, in mid-August, it will turn its sights on the moon, finishing a progression of moves to leave Earth circle and start surrounding the moon. and then Vikram separates from the orbiter (An orbiter is a space probe that orbits a planet or other astronomical object).

Chandrayaan 2 - Vikram Lander
Vikram Lander

Vikram reorients orbits that means revolving in another series orbits and then Vikram scans landing site on the lunar surface after pointing its location Vikram initiates the deboosting procedure and it lands softly on the moon approximately during the first week of September.

Chandrayaan 2 - Pragyan rover
Pragyan Rover

Pragyan rover comes out from Vikram after few hours of Vikram landing and starts exploring the lunar surface.

You can read more about Chnadrayaan2 Launching vehicle HERE.

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