7 Oct 2019

Chandrayaan -2 (Rover, Lander, Orbiter)Quick read

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Source: ISRO

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.

Rover-Pragyan

  • Chandrayaan-2’s Rover was a 6-wheeled robotic vehicle named as Pragyan, which translates to ‘wisdom’ in Sanskrit

 

  • Its weight is 27kg
  • Electric Power Generation Capability-50W

Lader- Vikram

  • The Lander of Chandrayaan-2 was named Vikram after Dr. Vikram A Sarabhai, the Father of the Indian Space Programme. 
  • It was designed to function for one lunar day, which is equivalent to about 14 Earth days.

  • Weight- 1,471kg
  • Electric Power Generation Capability-650W

Orbiter

  • Chandrayaan 2 Orbiter is capable of communicating with Indian Deep Space Network (IDSN) at Byalalu, Bangalore as well as the Vikram Lander.

  • The precise launch and mission management has ensured a mission life of almost seven years instead of the planned one year.
  • Weight- 2379kg
  • Electric Power Generation Capability-1000 W


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