Star India network to telecast Chandrayaan 2 landing across 100+ countries

James Marshall
September 6, 2019

The scientific community across the world has have their eyes glued as the mission may uncover mysteries surrounding the moon's south pole.

The orbit of Vikram Lander is 35-kilometre x 101 kilometre.

Now Chairman of the National Design and Research Forum, he termed the present Chandrayaan-2 mission, which seeks to make soft-landing of Vikram on the unexplored Lunar south pole, as another milestone in India's space journey.

Cameras, laser ranging systems, on board computers and, above all, software required for the entire operation has to work in unison, said Nair, who spearheaded the Chandrayaan-1 mission more than a decade ago.

"India is about to land Chandrayaan 2 on the south pole of the moon". The spot of landing is located approximately 375 miles (600 kilometers) from the south pole. The world is going to be on the edge of its seat.

"I am here to celebrate this great accomplishment with the people of India". His second shuttle flight was his STS-81 trip to Mir space station. "I am keeping my fingers crossed that everything goes well", he said.

Chandrayaan 2's lander Vikram is set to attempt a soft landing on 7 September.

The success of such missions enhanced India's reputation in managing them and makes its case in any future collaborative planetary ventures much better in the worldwide arena, the scientist added.

The Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft continued to orbit the moon at a perigee of 96 km and apogee of 125 km.

A successful landing taking billion dreams to the Moon will make India the fourth country after Russian Federation, the U.S. and China to achieve a soft-landing on the lunar surface.

After revolving around the Earth's orbit for almost 23 days, the craft began its journey to the moon on August 14.

The lunar mission took off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on July 22.

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