Chandrayaan 2 Lander
Chandrayaan 2 Lander News
ISRO's missions are known to have an enhanced life than what is earlier envisaged.
Within 300 kilometres east of the crater is the site where the Apollo 17 and Luna 21 missions had landed.
VIPER is expected to roam the moon for about 100 days and collect data on the different kinds of soil on the moon,
Data gathered by the mission's orbiter could help unravel the 'dance of electrons to the music of magnetic fields' around Moon.
However, some space experts believe regaining link with the lander now appears extremely difficult.
Anne Devereaux said, "The Indian scientists did very well. Lot of information (was) gathered. The orbiter has been successful".
'Space is dangerous and there will be many failed attempts as we try to use mankind’s ingenuity to take the next evolutionary step'.
There's plenty of action planned for the days between Chandrayaan 2 launch & the planned landing on 7 September.
Chandrayaan 2 shows India's potential, but we need to make it the 'Kennedy moment' for our engineering education
The quality of education in various institutes remains questionable, due to unprofessional, profit only approach of management.
A decentralized model of technology transfer will benefit society & erase questions about ISRO's space mission expenses.
The anomaly might be metal left from an asteroid crash or leftover lunar magma from when the ocean crystalized.
Chandrayaan 2 Landing highlights: PM Narendra Modi says India stands in solidarity with ISRO scientists
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed ISRO scientists at the ISRO Control Centre
ISRO operates one of the most reliable and cost-effective launch platforms in the world.
It will carry three payloads that will be operational on the lunar surface for 14 days or one Lunar day.
The rover will be tucked into the lander and will only come out when it's safe after the soft landing.
The orbiter, by providing background support & high-res images, will ensure the Vikram lander safely soft-lands.
It has taken ISRO ~25 years, 11 launch tests & 200+ tests of its components to operationalize its GSLV-MkIII rocket
Describing the soft-landing, he said it will be like flying saucers hovering on the top and then slowly descending.
The landing module is now well on its way toward its 7 September landing on the moon's surface.
The landing module will make a similar manoeuvre tomorrow before it highly-anticipated soft-landing on 7 September.