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Old 06-04-2010, 08:08 AM
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Indian Space research Organization (ISRO) Chairman G. Madhavan Nair, has said that ISRO expects to launch Chandrayan-2 in 2013. Nair said that the biggest hurdle, as of now, in launching Chandrayaan-2, was to find a way to ensure that the rover has a soft landing on the surface of the moon.

He pointed out that due to the absence of atmosphere on moon’s periphery, parachuting the rover will not be an option and that rocket technology will have to be used for the purpose.

The Chandrayaan-2 comprises a motorized rover and a lunar orbiter. The motorized rover weighing between 30 kg – 100 kg will run on solar power, and have a life-span of 30 days in operation.

Like the Chandrayaan-1, Chandrayaan-2 will also be launched using the GSLV launch vehicle.

After launch, when the Chandrayaan-2 will land on the lunar surface, the motorized rover will detach from the lunar orbiter.

The rover will collect rock and soil samples for chemical analysis and send data to Chandrayaan-2, which will transmit the data to Earth.

In November 2008, Nair had said that the Chandrayaan-2 mission will cost Rs 425 crore. A fully indigenous mission, Chandrayaan-2 has received approval from the government and a sanction of funds.

Chandrayan-1 that was launched in October 22, 2008 is already in orbit and is providing valuable lunar data

After the launch of Chandrayaan-2, ISRO plans to launch a manned mission to the moon, by 2015.

ISRO also plans a mission to Mars that it hopes to finalise by 2010.




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Old 09-03-2010, 05:47 AM
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Tell me... what is the point of continuing this Moon charade if there will be no output from the missions? To date, we have had only the barest information come out and then we have seen only a few pre-digested photgraphs. No-one can do any proper research on these.

Please India, release your pictures of the Moon.

What we need is proper full resolution photographs, but I think something has scared the Indians off releasing this information until the time is right. (ie: never)

There is a big bully out there somewhere and we should grab him where it hurts, and tell him to stop keeping this information from us.
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Old 01-01-2012, 11:13 PM
Sillcoisism Sillcoisism is offline
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Dont bring them back. Its too far to go to just come back. The money would be better spent sending back samples. They should set up a permanent base and send a resupply mission every couple of years and replacement personel as needed. The resupply missions would be a lot cheaper than sending people for each visit and could include the latest equipment for performing new experiments.
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Old 03-20-2012, 07:04 AM
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The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has to develop both the orbiter and the rover.

Russians are also planning a lunar mission of their own, Luna-Glob, which is likely to take place in 2014. The lander for this mission is similar to the one flying on the Chandrayaan-2
 

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