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Posted on : 01 Jan 2020

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  • Chandrayaan-2 is a completely indigenous lunar mission that will boldly go where no country has ever gone- the Moon’s South Polar Region.
  • The mission will help us gain a better understanding of origin and evolution of moon by conducting detailed topographic studies, comprehensive mineralogical analyses and a host of other experiments on the lunar surface.
  • The aim of the mission is to  attempt soft landing of  the lander - Vikram and rover – Pragyan in a high plain between two craters at altitude of about 70°S
  • Vikram Lander is named after Dr.Vikram Sarabhai and is designed to function for 1 lunar day (i.e. 14 earth days). It has the capability to communicate with Indian Deep Space Network (IDSN) near Bangalore as well as with the orbiter and rover.
  • Pragyan (‘wisdom’ in Sanskrit) Rover is a 6-wheeled robotic vehicle can communicate only with the lander and leverages solar energy for its functioning.

Article Related Questions

  1. Vikram and Pragyan, seen in the news recently are:

  2. 1.Long Range Inter-Continental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs) developed by DRDO.

    2.Lander and Rover of ISRO’s Chandrayaan-2 mission.

    3.Indigenously built Light Combat Aircrafts by HAL.

    4.Altitude long-endurance Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) by DRDO.

    Right Ans : Lander and Rover of ISRO’s Chandrayaan-2 mission.

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