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Kendriya Vidyalaya Students to Watch the Landing of Chandrayaan-2

Chandrayaan-2 inches closer to Moon landing 16 Kendriya Vidyalaya Students to Watch the Landing of Chandrayaan-2
Sandy Nunez | 06 September, 2019, 05:48

A Class 10 boy from Noida has been selected by ISRO to witness the historic Chandrayaan2 moon landing at its headquarters in Bengaluru in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 7. With this manoeuvre, the Vikram Lander achieved the required orbit to commence its descent towards the surface of the Moon. According to the Indian space agency, Vikram is scheduled to powered descent between 1 a.m. - 2 a.m. on September 07.

India's Chandrayaan 2 Moon is landing at 1:40 am on Saturday.

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).

But it will be the first to launch a mission to the unexplored south pole region of the Moon. ISRO notified that both the Orbiter and Lander are healthy. It separated from Chandrayaan-2 orbiter on Monday afternoon with the mothership now in a different orbit at 96 Km X 125 Km. The main orbiter will continue its mission for a year. It's nearly a similar sequence which the ISRO is going to implement, with practically no real-time controls on the ground. "I am sure it will be a 100 per cent success", he said.

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To increase awareness about the space program, an online quiz competition was conducted by ISRO in coordination with MyGov.in from August 10 to 25.

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

He said missions such as Chandrayaan 1, Chandrayaan 2 and Mangalyaan were also aimed at enthusing the young generation to pursue basic science and further develop Indian aerospace industry.