Chandrayaan 2 (Photo Credit: ISRO)
With the launch of Chandrayaan 2 on July 15, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will take another giant leap in aerospace sector. It is to be noted that Chandrayaan 2 is India's second Moon mission after Chandrayaan 1, which will be deployed on the far side of the lunar surface. Ahead of the launch, ISRO conducted an interesting quiz on Twitter.
What would you take to the moon, ISRO asked in a quiz. Interested fans and followers on Twitter replied with interesting answers and the most common response was the National flag. Some users said that a map of India, food and oxygen are essential items required to carry to the moon. Netizens, on the other hand, also mentioned stuff such as a Banyan plant, "Some Soil of our Motherland" and "our kids dreams". In one of the tweets, a user also expressed interest to carry a scoop so that he could "bring back moon water".
Don’t you believe us? Read on for fascinating replies to the Moon Essentials Quiz:
#MoonEssentials— prash (@prash63941549) July 10, 2019
6. Camping tent
7. Food, water & medical kit
8. Powerful Dynamite to break down rocks & collect samples
9. Instal a surveillance camera to spy on spy satellites
10. A laser light show displaying “Mera Bharath Mahaan”!!🙏🇮🇳
#MoonEssentials— Ankit singh (@Ankit28194) July 10, 2019
1. National Flag
2. A P J Kalam Sir Painting/Picture
3. India's Map
5. Poster With Written on
- Jai Hind
- Bharat Mata Ki Jai
- Vande Mataram
- Garv hai ISRO par.
6. Some Soil of our Motherland.
#MoonEssentials @isro— Gaurav (@mak_420_) July 11, 2019
1. Food and oxygen for the trip
2. Drone or robot to be left there
3. Rechargable charging station for the drone (preferably solar)
4. Networking setup for sending signals
5. And yes, enough fuel for ride back home
#moonessentials— Nagesh SP Netra (@Nagesh_SP_Netra) July 11, 2019
4.Seeds or Samplings
5.Essentials like Oxygen, Food, Suit, Water etc
#MoonEssentials— Jaimin V Patel (@jaimin4829) July 12, 2019
1 National Flag
2 Shrimad Bhagvad Geeta (Motivation of life)
3 Agriculture Seeds
#MoonEssentials— Abhilash Nair (@AbhilashhNair) July 12, 2019
1). 🇮🇳 Tricolor
2). A collage portrait of Tipu Sultan, Dr VS, Dr SD, Dr BP & Dr APJ
3). A music player to play Jana Gana Mana
4). A placard (can be metallic) with names of all the indigenous companies who made this prestigious mission a grand success.
ISRO also featured the most interesting responses on its Twitter account. Take a look:
Our future Moon travellers have responded — and how! A few interesting answers are by @siddhant_shenoy, Hyderabad, @ivigneshwar, Hyderabad, and Dev Ghosh, Kolkata. We’re especially happy to see that the Indian flag is the most common #MoonEssential in everyone’s list. pic.twitter.com/2wLKhbfidB— ISRO (@isro) July 9, 2019
Here are some popular answers from our #MoonEssentials quiz — sent in by Ganesh Gns (Visakhapatnam), Chiranjit Bhattacharjee (Kolkata), and @shaltiwari (Mumbai). A special shout out to Shalini for thinking of our scientists too. pic.twitter.com/suYmOLxd33— ISRO (@isro) July 10, 2019
Here are some #MoonEssentials that our followers — Paras Garg (Uttar Pradesh), Ganesh Ji (Allahabad), and @md_safi_shamsi— would take with them on their lunar journey. Kudos to Mohammed who aims to be the first astronaut to fly a drone on the Moon! pic.twitter.com/DjRjJmoTeb— ISRO (@isro) July 11, 2019
ISRO has recently released the first photographs of the rocket that will carry Chandrayaan 2 – India’s ambitious Rs 1,000-crore moon mission. The historic Chandrayaan 2 mission will target a completely unexplored section of the Moon that is, its “South Polar region - Aitken Basin”. By conducting topographical studies and mineralogical analyses alongside a few other experiments on the Moon’s Surface, the ISRO’s ambitious mission aims to get a better understanding of the Moon’s origin and its evolution. According to ISRO, the mission Chandrayaan 2 will also nurture the findings of Chandrayaan 1.
It is to be noted that the mission is being considered as a challenge since no space agency has ever explored the South Polar Region of the Moon.
Chandrayaan 2 will be launched in the wee hours of July 15 at 0251 hours from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota on-board GSLV Mk-III. It will be injected into an Earth parking 170 x40400 km orbit. Subsequently, Chandrayaan 2 will be put on Lunar Transfer Trajectory.
Chandrayaan 2 has three elements including the Rover, the Lander and the Orbiter. As soon as the spacecraft will land on the moon, the lander will separate from the Orbiter and then perform a series of complex manoeuvres comprising of tough braking and fine braking. The lander, named Vikram, will land near the Moon’s South Pole on September the 6th, 2019. It will then carry out experiments on Lunar surface for 1 Lunar day. A single lunar day is equal to 14 Earth days. However. Orbiter will continue its mission for a duration of one year.
As soon as Chandrayaan 2 succeeds in a soft landing on the Moon, it will be a historic moment for India and as well as ISRO. Now you must be waiting eagerly to witness the historic moment when ISRO’s Chandrayaan 2 will makes soft landing on the Moon. Aren’t you?
Chandrayaan 2 will be launched in the wee hours of July 15 at 0251 hours. Chandrayaan 2 launch will be one of the biggest events and we are hoping that ISRO scientists will script a history. ISRO Online (https://www.isro.gov.in/) will live telecast the Chandrayaan 2 launch. You can follow the official twitter handle of ISRO and Facebook page for regular updates, images and videos.
Doordarshan (DD) will live telecast the Chandrayaan 2 launch. You can also follow Doordarshan’s youtube channel for live streaming of Chandrayaan 2 launch. Reliance Jio users can watch it on Jio TV.
Importantly, ISRO has opened the door for public viewing of the Chandrayaan 2 launch. ISRO has initiated the online registration process for watching the upcoming Chandrayaan-2 launch. The registration has begun at 00:00 hrs on July 4, 2019.