Chandrayaan 2 on the verge of creating history

Chandrayaan 2 was launched successfully from Sri Harikota to reach the south pole of the moon. Here is a 3D animation of how the rocket is going to complete its journey. If successful, India will become only the fourth country to do a soft landing on the moon.

The primary objectives of Chandrayaan-2 are to demonstrate the ability to soft-land on the lunar surface and operate a robotic rover on the surface. Scientific goals include studies of lunar topography, mineralogy, elemental abundance, the lunar exosphere, and signatures of hydroxyl and water ice. The orbiter will map the lunar surface and help to prepare 3D maps of it. The onboard radar will also map the surface while studying the water ice in the south polar region and thickness of the lunar regolithon the surface. Chandrayaan-2 will inform the location and abundance of lunar water for exploitation by the future lunar base proposed by the Artemis program.[

This is a 3D animation of the journey that Chandrayaan 2 will follow.


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