Indian Lunar Space Probes and Exploration

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    Though I already know about existing separate thread for Chandrayaan 2, I would like to start this one to cover entire progran, from ISRO to Team Indus or any possibly any private Lunar venture from India in future.
    As ISRO chief has already announced Chandraan 2 & 3, I.don't think it would make sense for us in upcoming decades to cover them up with a thread in every turn. Possibly, any of these could be a sample return mission and probably even nuclear powered. Actually, ISRO already wanted to send Cdy-2 as nuclear powered but ruled nuclear power out because of schedule related issue. India earlier has tried to send return mission to Moon alongwith JPL Corporation of American, mission abandoned by US government.
     
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    Under the Google Lunar XPrize, Team Indus has been selected as one of 29 teams from 17 countries in race of landing a rover. Team Indus has already tested it's landing system in January, 2015. The mission is consisted of two rovers weighing 15 kg in total.
    Mission seems to scheduled for 2017 on a PSLV Rocket.
    From the Official Website of Team Indus:

     
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    Everything official about Chandryaan 1 (the Indian probe which discovered water on Moon):
    Oct 22, 2008
    Chandrayaan-1
    Chandrayaan-1, India's first mission to Moon, was launched successfully on October 22, 2008 from SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota. The spacecraft was orbiting around the Moon at a height of 100 km from the lunar surface for chemical, mineralogical and photo-geologic mapping of the Moon. The spacecraft carried 11 scientific instruments built in India, USA, UK, Germany, Sweden and Bulgaria.​

    After the successful completion of all the major mission objectives, the orbit has been raised to 200 km during May 2009. The satellite made more than 3400 orbits around the moon and the mission was concluded when the communication with the spacecraft was lost on August 29, 2009.

    More...

    Mission Remote Sensing, Planetary Science
    Weight 1380 kg (Mass at lift off)
    Onboard power 700 Watts
    Stabilization 3 - axis stabilised using reaction wheel and attitude control thrusters, sun sensors, star sensors, fibre optic gyros and accelerometers for attitude determination.
    Payloads
    Scientific Payloads from India

    a) Terrain Mapping Camera (TMC)
    b) Hyper Spectral Imager (HySI)
    c) Lunar Laser Ranging Instrument (LLRI)
    d) High Energy X - ray Spectrometer (HEX)
    e) Moon Impact Probe(MIP)
    Scientific Payloads from abroad

    f) Chandrayaan-I X-ray Spectrometer (CIXS)
    g) Near Infrared Spectrometer (SIR - 2)
    h) Sub keV Atom Reflecting Analyzer (SARA)
    i) Miniature Synthetic Aperature Radar (Mini SAR)
    j) Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3)
    k) Radiation Dose Monitor (RADOM)
    Launch Date 22 October 2008
    Launch Site SDSC, SHAR, Sriharikota
    Launch Vehicle PSLV - C11
    Orbit 100 km x 100 km : Lunar Orbit
    Mission life 2 years


    Launch Mass:
    1380 kg
    Mission Life:
    2 years
    Power:
    700 W
    Launch Vehicle:
    PSLV-C11
    Type of Satellite:
    Science & Exploration
    Manufacturer:
    ISRO
    Owner:
    ISRO
    Application:
    Planetary Observation
    Orbit Type:
    Lunar

    PSLV-C11/ Chandrayaan-1
     
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    About Chandryaan 2 (with Lander Rover, scheduled for 2017-18):
    From ISRO:
    Chandrayaan - 2 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Chandrayan -II Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre
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    For budget (78 crores last year for research):
    http://indiabudget.nic.in/ub2016-17/eb/sbe84.pdf
     
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    Moon landing practice in Bengaluru
    Chandrayaan’s Lunar Rover to be tested at Chitradurga.
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    An artist’s impression of Chandrayaan-II
    So, here we got an update on Rustom 2 as well.

    Area cordoned off

     
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    If driving the rover, rover design has been exhibited long ago. Obviously, you don't need to do a press release that your rover roves.:p
    Your question must be:
    Have the instruments of rover been tested?
    So, some of them were already tested and some are being.
     
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    making moon rover is no big deal.. forget ISRO even IIT undergraduate and faculty can do it .. main challenge is landing safely ,communication, whole mission plan has to execute perfectly for it to succeed..
     
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    @Indx TechStyle is cdy2 has a soil return mission too?? i will be surprised.. :drool::drool:
     
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    Nah! It may be Cdy-3 or 4 otherwise we would need heavier rockets for that.:p
     
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    then this isnt the CDY2 lander..
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    Most probably not or a concept design for future mission or we are yet not aware about ISRO's surprise plans.:D
     
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    ISRO bracing to deploy rover on lunar surface
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    Deputy Director Satish Dhawan Space Centre V. Ranganathan.
     
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    2018 gonna be an exciting year:-
    • Chandrayaan-2 launch
    • INS Vikrant induction
    • Indo-Pak border completely sealed
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    so GSLV mk3 launch delayed by few months?? as per plan its launch was in dec 2016
    on side note. the guy in the pic looks like:bplease: cousin of Nawaz sharif..
     
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    And that's not vain probably.
    Cuz GSLV F05 was delyed by a month for scramjet test, ISRO is going to.do crew recovery experiment in 1-2 months.:cool:
    Interesting read; please read the whole arcticle.
    http://m.thehindu.com/sci-tech/scie...-critical-crew-rescue-test/article9194536.ece
    We will destroy a rocket deliberately on the Launch Pad to let the safety system make capsule escape from explosion.
    Coo................oool!
    :daru:

    LOL true that but takes after like real brother.
    :rofl:
    But he is V. Ranganathan, Deputy Director of India's Primary Space Centre which controls our space program and much valuable than a powerless & portfolioless Prime Minister of a failed state.:D
    But as faces of son and the father too resemble; he seems to be real father of Nawaz.
    Even literally in expertise; he is the daddy of Nawaz.:borat:
     
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    as per the link u provided..

    no rocket will be destroyed..
    there will be just CARE module and Abort test module mounted over it.. thats all..

    few videos of PAD lauch abort test..

    orion.. our lauch scape system will be similar to that..little smaller as our craft is lighter.



    spaceX. entirely different lauch escape system.. but still no rocket destoyed..

     
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