India is one of the countries to enter the space race. In the last half-century, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has made constant efforts to succeed in its cosmic and planetary exploration missions. The Indian Space Research Organization has been developing technologies, not only for the country’s well being but also for its ambition to end up in space. Among the technologies developed can be included satellites, lunar and Martian orbiters, and space rovers. Tomorrow, after a delay, the Chandrayaan-2 moon mission would finally launch.
The Indian Space Research Organization developed the Chandrayaan mission to explore the moon. The organization is at the second phase of the mission, Chandrayaan-2, that includes a lunar orbiter, lander, and rover.
July 15th was the date set for the launch of Chandrayaan-2 with the help of the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III (GSLV Mk III). Unfortunately, at T-56 minutes and 24 seconds, the launch procedure came to a halt. Data showed that the GSLV Mk III had a technical irregularity, and ISRO scientists decided against the launch due to safety reasons.
ISRO’s Chandrayaan-2 Moon Mission Looks Ready To Launch Tomorrow, July 22nd
A week from the incident, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is once again ready to repeat the launch procedure, this time to mark it as a success. Chandrayaan-2 is scheduled to be sent into space on July 22nd.
ISRO conducted several launch rehearsals to ensure the proper functioning of the launch vehicle Mk III. As it seems, both Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III and Chandrayaan-2 looks ready.
Chandrayaan-2 aims to soft-land between two of the Moon’s craters, Manzinus C and Simpelius N, near the South Pole of Earth’s natural satellite. From there, the rover will begin its journey on the moon surface to map the areas where ice water can be found and also measure the quantity of the ice.
The data collected will be necessary for future lunar missions as water can be used by astronomers as both fuel component and liquid humans can drink. If this mission succeeds, India is going to be the 4th country to send a lander on the moon.