- Chandrayaan-2's Vikram will separate from the lander orbiter and shorten its orbit, landing on the moon on September 7
- According to ISRO chairman K Sivan – it is as if the daughter will leave her father's house
Sep 02, 2019, 01:11 PM IST
new Delhi. Chandrayaan-2 has now reached a final orbit of 119 km (nearest) to 127 km (farthest) distance from the moon. It completed the fifth orbit of the moon on Sunday evening at 6:21 pm. Now for the next one year, the orbiter will be circling the Moon in this orbit. On the other hand, Chandrayaan-2 will be split into two parts on Monday afternoon between one and half past one. Its Vikram lander will be different from the orbiter. ISRO Chairman K.K. According to Sivan, it is as if the daughter will leave her father's house. Chandrayaan-2 was launched on 22 July.
Now for the next two days, the lander will shorten its orbit and orbit 36 km away. Meanwhile, on September 3, ISRO will conduct a test with the lander, stopping it completely and driving it in the opposite direction for three seconds and then moving it back to its class. Through this test, ISRO will find out whether the lander is working properly or not. On September 4, the lander's orbit will undergo a final change and all its equipment will be tested for the next three days.
Between 6-7 September, the moon will land on the night
The lander will begin descending towards the moon at 1:40 pm on September 6-7, and in 15 minutes, at 1:55 am, the Vikram lander will land at the south pole of the moon between two craters Manginus C and Simplius N. Two hours (3:55 pm) after landing, the ramp will exit the lander. At 5:05 the rover's solar panels will open. On September 7, it will start running at 5:10 am and after 45 minutes at 5:55 am the rover will land on the moon. As soon as the rover lands on the moon, it will take the lander and lander rover's selfie which will be available around 11 o'clock on the same day.
50 children who will win the space quiz with PM Modi will see
Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself will be present at ISRO headquarters to witness the event of Chandrayaan-2 landing on the lunar surface. ISRO has also invited 50 children and their parents from across the country who won the Space Quiz with Modi. Former NASA astronaut Donald A. Thomas said on Sunday that the sight of Chandrayaan-2 landing on the moon would be seen by the US agency NASA as well as people from all over the world.