Mission Details

Mission Name: Chandrayaan-2
Mission Type: Lunar Orbiter
Operator: ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization)
Launching State: India
Location: Precise location undetermined or undisclosed.
Latitude: N/A
Longitude: N/A
Launch Date: 22 July 2019, 09:13:12 UT
Landing Date: N/A
Objects on or Related to Site: Vikram
Image Source: NASA

Description

Chandrayaan-2 mission is a highly complex mission, which represents a significant technological leap compared to the previous missions of ISRO, which brought together an Orbiter, Lander and Rover with the goal of exploring south pole of the Moon. This is a unique mission which aims at studying not just one area of the Moon but all the areas combining the exosphere, the surface as well as the sub-surface of the moon in a single mission.

Read more:
https://www.isro.gov.in/chandrayaan2-home-0

Heritage Consideration

Ongoing mission.

Object on or Related to Site

Object Name: Vikram
Cospar: 2019-042A
Norad: N/A
Location: Impact site identified by the Lunar Reconaissance Orbiter.
Launch Date: 22 July 2019, 09:13:12 UT
Landing Date: 6 September 2019
Deployment: N/A
End Date: N/A
Function: Lunar exploration.
Image Source: NASA

Description

The lander module from India’s moon mission has been located on the lunar surface, the day after it lost contact with the space station, and efforts are underway to try to establish contact with it, the head of the nation’s space agency said.

The cameras from the moon mission’s orbiter had located the lander, said K. Sivan, the chairman of the Indian Space and Research Organisation (ISRO) according to the Press Trust of India news agency. He added: “It must have been a hard landing.” ISRO officials could not be reached for comment.

The space agency said it lost touch with the Vikram lunar lander on Saturday as it made its final approach to the moon’s south pole to deploy a rover to search for signs of water.

Read more:
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/sep/09/india-moon-mission-vikram-lunar-lander-found-on-surface

Suggested
Suggested contents and articles.
Suggested Contents
LCROSS: Lunar Impact
The main objective of NASA's Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite was to confirm the presence or absence of water ice in a permanently shadowed crater. The LCROSS shepherding spacecraft and the Atlas V’s Centaur upper stage rocket executed a fly-by of the moon on June 23, 2009 and entered
Chandrayaan-1: Lunar Impact
Chandrayaan 1 is an Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) mission designed to orbit the Moon over a two year period with the objectives of upgrading and testing India's technological capabilities in space and returning scientific information on the lunar surface.
Luna 2: Lunar Impact
Luna 2, also known as Lunik 2 or the Second Cosmos Rocket, was the second of a series of spacecraft launched in the direction of the Moon. The mission achieved the first spacecraft to land on the Moon. Luna 2 impacted the lunar surface east of Mare Serenitatis near the
Comments
All comments.
Comments