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Chandrayaan-2 Mission 2019

After 10 years, ISRO is again set to launch Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft, the advance version of Chandrayaan 1 which is set to land on the south pole of the moon, which is an untouched territory so far.

ISRO has to be launched Chandrayaan-2 on July 15 for India’s moon mission and would land on the moon around 6th or 7th September. but due to a technical reason, the launch has been stopped and postponed. As per the latest update, ISRO will reattempt launching of Chandrayaan-2 on July 22.

The major aim of Chandrayaan 2 is to perform mineralogical and elemental studies of the lunar surface.

Picture Courtesy: Google

A 3.8-tonne spacecraft has three modules – Orbiter, Lander(Vikram), Rover(Pragyan) with GSLV MK-III launch vehicle accommodated inside the module.

Orbiter – It will orbit around the moon with scientific payloads.

Lander– It will allow spacecraft to perform a soft landing on the moon at a predetermined location.

Rover– It is enclosed inside the lander and gets deployed at the surface to perform the scientific experiments.

It is India’s first interplanetary mission that will be driven by the two women scientist. ISRO’s M Vanitha is project director and Ritu Karidhal is mission director of Chandrayaan -2.

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Who is M Vanitha and Ritu Karidhal?

M Vanitha– She is a design engineer and first woman to hold the position of the project director. Also, Vanitha received the Best Woman Scientist award in 2006 by the Astronomical Society of India.

Ritu Karidhal – She is commonly referred to as ‘Rocket Women of India’ as she was the deputy operations director for the Mars Orbiter Mission after which she became famous. Ritu is an aerospace engineer and she has received the prestigious ISRO Young Scientist Award in 2007 from APJ Abdul Kalam in 2007.

Now, ISRO female scientists are also marking their dominance in space.

Swikriti Dandotia

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