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Lunar Mission Chandrayaan-2 Launched

Published on July 15, 2019
Current affairs: Chandrayaan-2 began its journey at 2:52 a.m. local time (21:21 GMT Sunday) on 15th July 2019 from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh
Lunar Mission Chandrayaan-2 Launched
  • The mission took place exactly 50 years after two U.S. astronauts stepped on the Moon
  • This is an Indian mission to touch the Moon’s lunar side the South Pole
  • No space agency has landed on the south pole of the Moon yet
  • The Mission will give a better understanding of the evolution and origin of the Moon through topographical studies, analyses of minerals etc.
  • The orbit of Chandrayaan-2 will make a circularized 100x100 km orbit
  • The lander Vikram will land on the South Pole on 6th September 2019
  • The Rover will carry out an experiment on the surface for a period of 1 Lunar day which is equal to 14 Earth days

About Chandrayaan-2:

  • Launch date: July 15,2019
  • Launch vehicle: GSLV-Mk III
  • Launch station: Satish Dhawan Space Centre
  • Launch Location: Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh
  • Chandrayaan-2 is the second lunar mission of ISRO after Chandrayaan-1 launched on 22nd October 2008
  • The mission consists of 3 modules- Orbiter, Lander (Vikram) and Rover (Pragyan)
  • Chandayaan-2 is an indigenously developed mission of ISRO and with its success, India will become the 4th country in the world to successfully land on the Moon after U.S., Russia and China

Question: 

Q.1 Chandrayaan-2 mission of ISRO will explore which side of the Moon?
a. Lunar North pole
b. Lunar South pole
c. Earth-facing surface
d. Moon’s orbital rotation surface
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