Indian Space Research Organization
Type: Lunar Exploration
Chandrayaan-2 is India’s second mission to the Moon. It consists of an orbiter, lander and rover. After reaching the 100 km lunar orbit, the lander housing the rover will separate from the orbiter. After a controlled descent, the lander will perform a soft landing on the lunar surface at a specified site and deploy the rover. Six-wheeled rover weighs around 20 kg and will operate on solar power. It will move around the landing site, performing lunar surface chemical analysis and relaying data back to Earth through the orbiter. The lander will be collecting data on Moon-quakes, thermal properties of the lunar surface, the density and variation of lunar surface plasma. The orbiter will be mapping lunar surface. Altogether, Chandrayaan-2 mission will collect scientific information on lunar topography, mineralogy, elemental abundance, lunar exosphere and signatures of hydroxyl and water-ice.
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Satish Dhawan Space Centre Second Launch Pad
Satish Dhawan Space Centre, India
88 rockets have launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, India.
Launch Vehicle Mark-3 (Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III) – Indian Space Research Organization
- Family: LVM-3
- Length: 43.4 m
- Diameter: 4 m
- Launch Mass: 629 T
- Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 10000 kg
The Launch Vehicle Mark-3 (Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III) was manufactured by Indian Space Research Organization with the first launch on 2014-12-18. Launch Vehicle Mark-3 (Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III) has 6 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 6 launches. The Launch Vehicle Mark-3 (LVM-3), previously called Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III (GSLV Mk III), is a three-stage medium-lift launch vehicle developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). It is designed to launch satellites into geostationary orbit, and is intended as a launch vehicle for crewed missions under the Indian Human Spaceflight Programme.
Indian Space Research Organization – ISRO
- Type: Government
- Abbreviation: ISRO
- Administration: Chairman: S. Somanath
- Founded: 1969
- Launchers: PSLV | GSLV
- Spacecraft: Gaganyaan
- Country: IND
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is the space agency of the Government of India headquartered in the city of Bangalore. Its vision is to “harness space technology for national development while pursuing space science research and planetary exploration.”