ISRO’s mighty spacecraft Chandrayaan 2 was all set to fulfill India's second quest to the moon and is just hours from its touchdown to the final destination. The whole country is waiting excitedly for the landing of Chandrayaan 2 and this includes various crucial phases. ISRO's Moon mission has various challenges in front of it and it also contains many first-time milestones that have to be achieved for India.
Some of the things have not been achieved or attempted before any other countries from across the globe. The Chandrayaan 2 spacecraft is the Geosynchronous Launch Vehicle Mark-III (GSLV Mk-III) and is India's most powerful launcher that we all have seen till date.
The Chandrayaan 2 Geosynchronous Launch Vehicle Mark-III (GSLV Mk-III) has been designed and fabricated within India itself. It contains three modules such as the Orbiter, the Lander (Vikram) and the Rover (Pragyan).
Chandrayaan 2 has already created a lot of scientific curiosity in India and most of the components of Chandrayaan 2 are designed and fabricated by the citizens of India and other scientists from across the country.
The Pragyan rover’s traction control and motor dynamic systems are very much designed and developed in India and they are one of the major factors that are essential for the success of the mission.
The launcher of Chandrayaan 2 weights around 640 mid-size hatchbacks and the GSLV Mk-III, which launched the Chandrayaan 2 has a weight of around 640 tonnes along with the complete payload. This weight is almost 640 hatchback cars that are stacked on the top of each other.
At the same time, the Chandrayaan 2 main goal is to process India's first "soft landing on the Moon". The lander Vikram of Chandrayaan two is named after Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, who is regarded as the father of India's space program.
The scientists will also get great help from Chandrayaan 2, when it comes to making a closer look at the surface of the moon.