Next Level entry of Chandrayan 2
India’s ambitious lunar mission, Chandrayaan 2, will leave Earth’s orbit today and head to the Moon after a crucial maneuver by the Indian Space Research Organization.
“The satellite is close to the moon after successfully carrying out the Trans-Lunar Insertion (TLI) maneuver at 2.21am,” the space agency said.
“The final orbital maneuvering of the Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft was successfully launched at 02:21 am this morning. During this maneuver, the spacecraft’s liquid engine was fired for approximately 1203 seconds. . The technique of raising an orbit is the process of orbiting a satellite towards the moon, which revolves around the earth.
GLAD ISRO Chief Dr K Sivan told NDTV: “The firing from 276 km away from the ground should be accurate and completely accurate – here is a midnight operation on Chandrayaan 2 – it will last for a long time now.
“The entire process is complicated because Chandrayaan 2 leaves Earth at a speed of 39,240 km / h, which is almost 30 times the speed at which sound travels through the air,” he said. Even a small error would cause Chandrayaan 2 to lose contact with the moon.
Chandrayaan 2, known as ISRO’s most complex and ambitious mission, makes India the fourth country to land a rover on the lunar surface after Russia, the US and China. Israel, the last country to attempt a soft landing on the moon, failed in its first attempt earlier this year.
The mission is a low cost, some Rs. 1,000 crore was spent on preparations for the mission – much cheaper compared to similar missions from other countries.
Between July 22 and August 6, the spacecraft “gradually increased fivefold”, the Indian second lunar mission launched on July 22 from the launch pad at Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
After a week of miscarriages within hours of opening due to a technical glitch, the lift off was successful on its second attempt. The 3.8-ton satellite will fly for the next six days and orbit the moon on August 20
After landing, the rover will experiment on the lunar surface for a lunar day, which equates to 14 Earth days. Lander’s mission life is also a lunar day, as he continues his mission for a year in orbit.
*From Various Sources