ISRO starts landing tests for Chandrayaan-2 mission

Posted on:25 Oct 2016 18:08:44

ISRO starts landing tests for Chandrayaan-2 mission
25 October 2016 Current Affairs: The Indian Space Research Organsiation (ISRO)  has started a series of ground and aerial tests linked to the critical Moon landing of Chandrayaan-2. These tests were started as ISRO’s new site at Challakere in Chitradurga district, 400 km from Bengaluru. 

This site has simulated craters. ISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC) is the lead centre for the second Moon mission. It has artificially created close to ten craters to simulate the lunar terrain and test the Lander’s sensors. 

ISAC will conduct many tests including on avionics and electronics, testing the Lander’s legs, followed by a combined full test.

Chandrayaan-2 mission :  Chandrayaan-2 mission is tentatively set for late 2017 or early 2018. The mission includes an Orbiter, a Lander and a Rover. 

The Orbiter spacecraft will be launched from Sriharikota will travel to the Moon and release the Lander, which will in turn deploy a tiny Rover to roam the lunar surface. The mission includes soft-landing on Moon and moving a rover on its surface. All three project components will be sending data and pictures to Earth.


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