Launch aborted at T- 56M 24s
If all goes to plan (weather is looking a little dodgy) Chandrayaan-2, India’s second moon mission will lift off from India’s Space Port – Sriharikota at 22:21 BST. This will be India’s second Moon mission since Chandrayaan-1 launched in 2008.
This mission consists of an orbiter, lander and a rover. It will be launched on a GSLV Mk3, India’s “heavy lift” launcher. To date, the GSLV-Mk3 has had 3 successful flights (one of which was suborbital). Click on any image to open gallery view.
|1 Terrain Mapping Camera:||An instrument for Lunar Seismic Activity||Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer|
|2 Chandrayaan 2 Large Area Soft X-ray Spectrometer||Chandra’s Surface Thermo-physical Experiment||Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscope|
|3 Solar X-Ray Monitor||Langmuir Probe||Laser Retroreflector Array (LRA) – Passive experiment from NASA|
|4 Imaging IR Spectrometer|
|5 Synthetic Aperture Radar L&S Bands|
|6 Chandra’s Atmospheric Composition Explorer-2|
|7 Orbiter High-Resolution Camera|
|8 Dual Frequency Radio Science Experiment|