Chandrayaan II

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  1. Abhijeet Dey

    Abhijeet Dey Regular Member

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    Re: Chandrayaan 2 to be an all-Indian programme

    Does it mean ISRO will be making their own desi version of Lunar Rover?
     
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    Re: Chandrayaan 2 to be an all-Indian programme

    Thank God for this development
     
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    Re: Chandrayaan 2 to be an all-Indian programme

    why did russians left out
     
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    Re: Chandrayaan 2 to be an all-Indian programme

    The Russian Lunar Program is in a bit of a problem after their latest probe exploded after take off. Basically they are re-evaluating thier entire systems and will take much more time...
     
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    Re: Chandrayaan 2 to be an all-Indian programme

    The Russians were going to build the lander, not rover. This is a big big step if true. Building a lander for the moon is gonna be some serious tech. Love the news.
     
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  6. Abhijeet Dey

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    Re: Chandrayaan 2 to be an all-Indian programme

    ISRO should take help from NASA in lunar lander technology. GSLV (with desi cryogenic engine) will be tested tomorrow and if everything goes according to plan India should be able to develop launch vehicles comparable to NASA Delta-II rockets carrying heavier payloads.

    Links:
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delta_II
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spirit_(rover)
     
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    See more at: India to launch Chandrayaan- II by 2016-17 - Hindustan Times
     
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    Landing spots for Chandrayaan-2 identified | Latest News & Updates at DNAIndia.com

    Preparations are in full swing for India's second moon mission Chandrayaan-2, as potential landing spots on the lunar surface for the spacecraft have been identified. The spots for landing the craft were zeroed in on the basis of photographs taken by Chandrayaan-1, launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) in 2008.

    Chandrayaan-2 is an advanced version of Chandrayaan-1, and it aims to demonstrate Isro's capability to soft-land on the lunar surface. Minister of state for PMO V Narayanaswamy recently announced in the Parliament that the mission, which is likely to take place in 2016-17, is progressing well with Isro having identified landing spots on the lunar surface.

    The two scientific payloads onboard the Chandrayaan-1 terrain mapping camera had captured a number of images of the lunar surface, which have been used for zeroing in on the designated spots. Chandrayaan-2 is configured as a two module system comprising an orbiter craft module and a lander craft module carrying the rover.

    According to Isro, the orbiter craft with payloads onboard will orbit around the moon and perform the objectives of remote sensing the moon. The payloads on the orbiter will conduct mineralogical and elemental studies of the Moon's surface.

    The lander craft with scientific payloads will soft land on the lunar surface. A rover released by the lander craft will perform mobility activities on low gravity and vacuum of the Moon's surface with semi-autonomous navigation and hazard avoidance capability. The spacecraft will be launched onboard the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV).
     
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    http://delightfultakes.blogspot.in/2014/05/chandrayaan-2-rover-undergoing-tests.html
     
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    IIT-Kanpur is the source of this image, where, Chandrayaan-2 rover is being tested.
     
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    To put all speculations to rest (as far as I know)

    It is a fully indigenous project with Indian built lander and rover.

    It will have a soft landing (which is very difficult to master) unlike the Moon Impact Probe of Chandryaan 1.
     
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    Chandrayaan-II To Be Almost Fully Indigenous

    Nagpur: Indian Space and Research Organization's (ISRO) Chandrayaan-II mission will be almost fully indigenous project and its launch, though delayed, is expected to be by 2017 end or 2018 beginning. Earlier, the mission was planned in association with Russian Space Agency ROSCOSMOS.

    This information was revealed by Suresh Naik, former group director at ISRO, while speaking to TOI on Monday. Naik was in the city for the 10the Late Prof VG Bhide memorial lecture at the Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT) titled 'Chandrayaan, Mangalyaan and Beyond'.

    In contrast to the Chandrayaan-I which crash-landed on the moon, Chandrayaan-II will have soft landing on the moon and it will deploy a rover there. The rover would collect samples from the moon, process it in the inbuilt laboratory and will transfer the data to earth through orbiter. "Chandrayaan-II is a much advanced version. It is being completely designed and developed by ISRO. It is made of three components — an orbiter, a lander and rover configuration. It is expected to be launched by 2017 end using GSLV-Mk II," Naik said. India will get some minor support from the USA, he added.

    "With this mission, India takes a shot at converting fiction into reality. Three decades from now, ISRO plans to set up a human base on the moon and also try to produce pollution-free electricity by mining helium-3 which is abundantly available there," Naik said, adding to get to the moon under the 'man mission' and have a habitation there would require a lot of technological development.

    "An Indian astronaut training facility should form an integral part of the missions. By this year end, ISRO is also planning to launch satellites developed by students. As part of this, the premier space research organization has cleared a project by students of College of Engineering, Pune, for developing micro-satellites using photonic propulsion instead of conventional chemical propulsions," Naik said. He also informed that ISRO is also working towards developing a spacecraft — Aditya — by 2020 which will study the corona of the sun.
    "Apart from these activities, other plans of launching various communication, remote sensing satellites and GSATs will continue," added Naik.


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    India set for another rendezvous with Moon, Chandrayaan 2 to lift off in March 2018

    New Delhi: Almost a decade after Chandraayaan 1 was launched, India is aiming for the Moon again, as Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) second unmanned moon mission, Chandrayaan 2, is set to lift off in March 2018, as per reports. Chandrayaan 2 will be launched aboard GSLV Mk 2, from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. ISRO credits GSLV Mk 2 as its largest launch vehicle as it has several successful missions in its kitty and the Indian space organisation is hopeful that India's second lunar probe will also take off with a bang. Chandrayaan 2 would consist of an orbiter, lander and rover and would weigh about 3,250 kg. As per reports, the orbiter would be launched into a lunar orbit where the lander will separate, make a soft landing on the moon and deploy the rover. India's second lunar probe would be an advanced version of ISRO's landmark mission of Chandrayaan 1. With Chandrayaan 1 launch, India became the fourth country to set foot on the Moon and with this advanced version, it is surely going to set a benchmark in the space world. Chandrayaan 2 is expected to cost ISRO a bit above its predecessor.

    India set for another rendezvous with Moon, Chandrayaan 2 to lift off in March 2018
     
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  14. aliyah

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    only launch vehicle is ours both rovers are private......competing for Google's moon mission
     

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