GUWAHATI: 06 AUGUST 2019
Chandrayaan 2 Vikram Lander will make a soft landing on the surface of the Moon in Vikram lander is scheduled to make its soft landing between 1:30 am to 2.30 am.
The landing will be followed by the rover pragyaan roll out between 5.30 am to 6.30 am. The rover is housed inside the Vikram lander.
The crucial landing of Vikram, onboard the Chandrayaan 2 moon mission will be carried out by at least eight onboard equipment in a coordinated manner.
The lander Vikram, named after th father of Indian Space research Programme Dr Vikram A Sarabhai, will be landed in a high plain between two craters at a latitude of about 70 degrees South of the Moon.
The lander carries three Scientific playloads to conduct surface and subsurface science experiments.
The space agency explained that the machine has been fitted with atleast three cameras, Lander Position Detection Camera(LPDC), Lander Horizontal Velocity Camera(LHVC), and Lander Hazardous Detection and Avoidance Camera(LHDAC), to ensure its soft landing on the lunar surface.
The Lander will have five 800N Liquid thruster engies, touchdown sensors, and solar panels.
The Vikram Lander will later have its four engines on four sides switched on.
After this, the Absolute Navigation Phase, KA Band-1, laser Altimeter, and lander is positioned in the Space just above the Moon surface to sit perfectly on the ground.
The lander Position Detection Camera will be switched on and two engines will be ignited.
The ISRO will then carry out the landers Parabolic descent for a soft landing by igniting the central engine. After this, the absolute Navigation Phase , KA band 1, laser Altimeter, and Lander Positioned in the Space just above the Moon Surface to sit perfectly on ground.
The Lander Position detection Camera will be switched on and two engines will be ignited.
The ISRO will then carry out the landers parabolic descent for a soft landing by igniting the central engine. Aftr the touchdown , the pragyaan will roll out to carry out an intense probe of the moon soil with its two payloads.
The Chandrayaan2 has covered a distance of about 3.844 lakh km between Earth and the Moon before the landing.