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Mission Chandrayaan-2 postponed by ISRO

Mission Chandrayaan-2 postponed by ISRO

India's mission Chandrayaan 2 moon has been postponed for the moment. India's mission was to launch Chandrayaan-2 on July 15, 2019. Just 56 minutes before launch, ISRO detected some technical flaw in Chandrayaan-2, the mission has been postponed after immediately preventing countdown. The name of Chandrayaan-2 lander is named "Vikram", while its rover is named "Pragyan".

Mission Chandrayaan-2

  • Chandrayaan-2 is India's second mission on the Moon.
  • This is an upgraded version of Chandrayan's mission launched in 2008. Chandrayaan Mission had only revolutionized the moon.
  •  But in the Chandrayaan-2 mission a rover would also be dropped on the Moon's surface.
  • This mission is India's toughest mission so far.
  • ISRO has made all parts of this mission indigenously in India, including orbiter, lander and rover.
  • In this mission, ISRO will try to land the Land Rover at the Moon's South Pole for the first time.
  • This rover will travel on the surface of the moon and analyze the surface of the Moon.
  • Chandrayaan-2 will be launched from GSLV Mk III.
  • This is the first interactive mission of ISRO in which ISRO will roll over another astronomical object.
  • The Spacecraft (orbiter) of ISRO weighs 3,290 kgs.
  • This spacecraft will collect data by circling the Moon, it is mainly used for remote sensing.
  • The 6-wheeler will travel on the surface of the Moon to collect clay and rock samples.
  • By doing  this, it is likely to get information about the moon's earth-crust, minerals and hydroxyl and water-ice signs.
  • This data will be sent to Earth by the orbiter.
  • Soft-landing on the surface of the moon will be the hardest part of this mission, so far only the US, Russia and China have been able to do this.
  • Israel is also preparing for a mission on the Moon in December, 2019.
  • Earlier in February 2019, Israel's Spacecraft crashed on the moon.
Q.1 When was Chandrayaan 2 to be launched at first?
A. 02 November 2008
B. 15 July 2019
C. 23 December 2013
D. 04 December 209
Ans: 15 July 2019
Q.2 What is the reason of Postponing Chandrayan 2?
A. High space traffic
B. Permssion from Indian Government
C. Technical Fault
D. Non availability of station
Ans: Technical Fault

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