ISRO Says 95% of the Spacecraft is Intact and is Flying as Orbiter in the Lunar Circle

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ISRO Says 95% of the Spacecraft is Intact and is Flying as Oribiter in the Lunar Circle
ISRO Says 95% of the Spacecraft is Intact and is Flying as Oribiter in the Lunar Circle

Highlights

  • Only 5% of the mission is being lost and 95% of Chandrayan 2 that’s the orbiter is successfully circulating the lunar circle. Vikram, the lander and Pragyan, the rover has been lost while it’s descending the lunar surface.
  • The orbiter has a mission life of 1 year and it’ sable to take pictures of Moon sending them to ISRO.

Chennai: The status of Chandrayan 2 is not known it may have crash-landed on the lunar surface or it may happen that the communication only got disrupted. The entire cost of Chandrayan 2 is Rs. 978 crore and ISRO officials said that not everything is lost and the orbiter is successfully moving across the lunar orbit.

Only 5% of the Chandrayan 2 is lost, Vikram the lander and the Pragyan. And the orbiter is moving through the lunar circle with healthy communication. It’s said by an official of the Indian Space Research Organization, who denied to reveal identity.

The orbiter has a mission life of 1 year and it can take pictures of the moon, which can be seen by the ISRO officials. ISRO also says that the orbiter can take pictures of the lander and it will help to know the status.

Chandrayan 2 consists of a total of three segments, the orbiter, which weighs 2,379kgs with payloads, Vikram with a weight of 1,471kgs carrying 4 payloads and the Pragyan weighing 27kgs with two payloads. Vikram was separated from the orbiter on September 2.

Chandrayan 2 was launched into space from Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV Mk II) following the textbook style. The entire project costs Rs. 978 crore. Chandrayan 2 entered the lunar orbit after crossing five orbits of Earth and it was the first success of ISRO scientists for Chandrayan 2. On early Saturday as the lander started descending on the Moon’s South pole suddenly communication got disrupted and it throws a big question of the lander’s fate.

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