Noida boy invited to witness Chandrayaan2's moon landing with PM Modi

Communication Link Lost With Moon Lander Vikram ISROEdited By Odishatv Bureau Published By IANS Last updated Sep 7 2019- 3:11 AM

ISRO notified that both the Orbiter and Lander are healthy. This will be a moment of national pride for India and to celebrate it, National Geographic, Star Plus, Star Bharat and Hotstar have come together to telecast the "Chandrayaan 2" landing to viewers across 100 plus countries on September 6. Scientists will initiate complex manoeuvres lasting 15 minutes that, if successful, will make India the first to land on the far side of Moon.

Vikram', the lander, moved to the threshold location from where it descends towards lunar surface between 1 am and 2 am on Sept 7. The Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter continues to orbit the Moon in an orbit of 96 km x 125 km.

A couple of hours after "Vikram's" touchdown, "Pragyan", the six-wheeled robotic rover, will roll out of the lander and probe the lunar soil for new chemicals, minerals, water, and study the phenomenon of seismic activity for one lunar day (14 days on terra firma). It's nearly a similar sequence which the ISRO is going to implement, with practically no real-time controls on the ground. "It's a very, very complex operation".

The two students have been selected from the State by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to visit the ISRO Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC) to witness the landing.

For this, around 70 students from across the country will be watching the historic Chandrayaan 2's scheduled soft-landing on the moon as it happens in the early hours of Saturday. According to the ISRO, the objective of Chandrayaan-2 is to develop and demonstrate the key technologies for end-to-end lunar mission capability, including soft-landing and roving on the lunar surface.

Bengaluru | Chandrayaan-2 completed yet another goal in its journey to Moon when it successfully performed the second de-orbiting.

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