Chandrayaan-2 Set for a July Launch – ISRO


India’s ambitious second mission to Moon, Chandrayaan-2, is set to be launched between July 9-16.


  • The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is gearing up to launch its second mission to Moon.
  • The Chandrayaan-2 mission will consist of 14 scientific payloads including a lunar lander.
  • The spacecraft weighs 3,800 kg.
  • It consists of an orbiter, that orbits the moon at 100km from the surface.
  • The orbiter will collect scientific information such as the mineral composition of the moon, the lunar topography, elemental abundance, composition of the lunar exosphere, presence of hydroxyl and water ice.
  • Vikram – is a five-legged lander that will descend onto the moon’s surface.
  • Pragyan – is a robotic rover will probe the lunar terrain and conduct in situ experiments.
  • As per ISRO, the orbiter consists of eight payloads, Lander – 4 and Rover – 2.
  • The landing site chosen by ISRO is in the south pole of the moon which was hitherto unexplored by any spacefaring nation so far.
  • The Chandrayaan-2 will be lifted on GSLV MkIII, ISRO’s heavy lifter.
  • If India manages to land the rover on to the surface of the moon, it will become the fourth nation to do so. The other countries are – US, USSR, and China.


The previous mission Chandrayaan-1, launched in October 2008, was a successful mission. Presence of water ice on the surface of the Moon was determined by this mission.

Also Read:


  • It is a three-stage rocket.
  • The first stage is the S-200 solid rocket booster.
  • The second stage is the L110. It is a liquid profusion system that carries liquid fuel.
  • The third stage is C25 with CE-20 cryogenic engine.
  • The launch vehicle can carry a payload of 4000kg to Geosynchronous Transit Orbit (GTO) and 8000kg to Low Earth Orbit (LEO).
  • It will also be used to launch Gaganyaan – India’s first crewed spacecraft.
Source of Info:


About Classic IAS Academy 534 Articles
Classic IAS Academy is at the forefront of providing best IAS coaching in delhi, India. The Academy helps the aspirants to tap their innate analytical power to become successful in the exam.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply