Indian helps Nasa find Moon probe debris
03.12.2019 - Aarón Valdegrama García
So today we are going to tell you a story about the indian space mision and the NASA
What was this mission all about?
Chandrayaan-2 (Moon vehicle 2) was the most complex mission ever attempted by India's space agency, Isro.
"It is the beginning of a historical journey," Isro chief K Sivan said after launch in July.
- The lander (named Vikram, after the founder of Isro) carried within its belly a 27kg (59lbs) Moon rover with instruments to analyse the lunar soil.
- India's grand ambitions in second Moon mission
- The rover (called Pragyan - wisdom in Sanskrit) had the capacity to travel 500m from the lander in
- its 14-day life span, and would have sent data and images back to Earth for analysis.
- The mission would have focussed on the lunar surface, searching for water and minerals and measuring moonquakes, among other things.
- Why would it have been significant?
- A soft landing on another planetary body - a feat achieved by just three other countries so far - would have been a huge technological achievement for Isro and India's space ambitions, says science writer Pallava Bagla.
- He adds that it would also have paved the way for future Indian missions to land on Mars, and opened up the possibility of India sending astronauts into space.
- For the first time in India's space history, the interplanetary expedition was led by two women - project director Muthaya Vanitha and mission director Ritu Karidhal.
- It was also a matter of national pride - the satellite's lift-off in July was broadcast live on TV and Isro's official social media accounts.
- The mission also made global headlines because it was so cheap - the budget for Avengers: Endgame, for instance, was more than double at an estimated $356m. But this wasn't the first time Isro has been hailed for its thrift. Its 2014 Mars mission cost $74m, a tenth of the budget for the American Maven orbiter.
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