Chandrayan-2 Rocket Launch Next Month ( Febrauary 2019 )
The Indian Space Research Organization (ASRO) Chandrayaan-2 Rocket, the Indian country second mission to the moon, is likely to launch next month February, according to sources with the space agency on Thursday.
“We are all fighting, certainly, it will be possible to launch the mission in February 2019,” a senior Indian aid official told the Indian news agency PTI. It is expected to be mid-next month, but no dates have been completed, sources said. “There is no obstacle, it is on the way,” the official said.
Chandrayaan 2 Rocket, a wholly local company, includes an orbital vehicle, a landing vehicle, a Rover vehicle. After the controlled landing, the landing gear will land gently on the moon at a specific location and the rover will be deployed, according to ISRO. The two-wheeled vehicle will move around the landing site on the moon in semi-independent mode as the ground commands decide.
The instruments in the vehicle will keep an eye on the moon’s surface and send data, which will be useful in analyzing the moon’s soil. The Chandrayaan-2 Rocket, which weighs 3,290 kg, will circumnavigate the moon and carry out the objectives of remote sensing.
The space mission will collect scientific information on lunar topography, mineralogy, abundance of elements, lunar space, hydroxyl signatures and ice water, the space agency said. Chandrayaan-1 was the first lunar probe in India. It was launched by ISRO in October 2008 and served until August 2009.