India is one of those countries which can achieve its goal while showing tremendous efforts regarding their work. In our childhood we heard that ‘Anything is possible when you work as a team’. This is what we have seen in the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), their efforts we saw on Chandrayaan-2. After getting success from Chandrayaan-1, they started this mission intending to land it on Moon. Let me share with you what is the present situation of Chandrayaan-2. In midnight when Vikram lander is too close to reaching on moon’s surface we get to know that we lost the connection with Vikram lander. Till now the situation is same and the ISRO scientists are trying to connect the Chandrayaan-2 Vikram lander to ISRO’s ground station. Hopefully it will recover soon.
What is the objective of Chandrayaan 2?
- –With the help of this mission they settled their aim to demonstrate the ability to soft-land on the lunar surface and they want to operate a robotic rover on the surface.
- – Here the orbiter role is to map the lunar surface and it will enable them to prepare 3D map of it.
- – Another objective of this mission is to learn about the geographical structure of moon, atmosphere present there, about minerals, hydroxyl and also about the water ice.
When the mission launched and how much cost they capitalized here?
Chandrayan2 was launched on 22 July 2019 from Satish Dhawan Space Center on Shriharokata Island. It’s quite unknown for most of you but the fact is, first the mission was scheduled for 14 July 2019 but due to technical glitch, mission dismissed and they decide to reschedule it on 22 July 2019 and they did it.
Now let’s come to the point and understand how much money they have invested for this mission. Total cost of this mission is Rs 978 crore. In this budget, they have invested 603 crores for spacecraft and rest of 375 crores spent on satellite launcher GSLV MK-111.
The statement shared by the Government of India and ISRO chief.
This is such a big achievement for our country. Everyone is talking about it. Our Prime Minister Narendra Modi also shared his views. He said- “India is proud on our scientists! They have given their best and have always made India proud. These are moment to be courageous, and courageous we will be! Isro chairman gave updates on Chandrayan-2. We remain hopeful and will continue working hard on our space Programme”.
Our newly appointed Union Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted related to Chandrayaan-2. He said “ISRO’s achievement with getting Chandrayaan-2 so far has made every Indian proud. India stands with our committed and hardworking scientists at ISRO. My best wishes for future endeavors”.
ISRO chief Dr. K Sivan said “everything was normal till the time Vikram lander was 2.1 km above moon’s surface. After lost the connection between lander and ISRO ground station Dr. Sivan said that “Data is being analyzed. Vikram Lander’s descent went as planned and everything was normal till it was 2.1km above the lunar surface,”
Tough situation going on recently for this mission.
Once again Indian scientist proves that “Person who shows their efforts and try and try, never losing any project related to any matter”. I must say today whole country is waiting for the news to get to know about mission’s success but it is still pending. As we already mentioned above about the communication that connection between Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram lander to ISRO ground station was lost.
ISRO believed that today the mission will reach success but it couldn’t so they canceled today’s press conference related to this mission. Hope is still alive, scientists are working on it. ISRO said to media that “Vikram lander descent was as planned. Normal performance was observed up to 2.1km. Subsequently connection was lost. Data is being analyzed. Planned press conference is called off”.
Now the current situation at ISRO center, Bengaluru, Karnataka is totally stressed but the best part is, everyone is encouraging each other.
We are very near to our success, it was just only 2.1 km far from lunar surface. With this mission India tried to become first country to land robotic mission on moon’s surface. At this time we all need to keep patience and wait for the positive news. Scientists are working on this. We shall overcome because India believes in their scientist and their team efforts which never get into vain (finger crossed). We all are proud on our scientist. They did their best and made India proud.
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