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Chandrayaan-2 mission on schedule: ISRO
 
(Sriharikota (AP), Jan 12, 2018); The Indian Space Research Organisation today said the Chandrayaan-2 mission is on schedule and flight models are going through various tests.

In Chandrayan-2, the country's second mission to the Moon, ISRO is planning to rover to explore the lunar surface.

"It is on schedule. We have to find out whether it is in March or not," ISRO Chairman A S Kiran Kumar told reporters here in a response to a question.

Speaking after the successful orbiting of 31 satellites, including weather observation Cartosat-2 Series craft, by the PSLV-C40, he said the Chandrayan-II satellite was getting ready at the ISRO Satellite Centre.

The flight models were going through various levels of tests, he added.

It would comprise an orbiter, lander and six-wheeled rover which would move around the landing site and instruments on it would send back data that would be useful in analysing the lunar soil.

After reaching the lunar orbit, the Lander housing the rover will separate from the orbiter. After a controlled descent, the lander will soft land on the lunar surface at a specified site and deploy the rover.

Director of ISRO's Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre at Mahendragiri in Tamil Nadu S Somanath said tests related to Chandrayan-II were underway at the centre also.

"What we are trying to do is to prove the ability to do a soft landing (the rover). Tests are on to demonstrate soft landing in a simulated way," he said.(PTI)


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