Launch window for Chandrayaan-2

Question: With reference to Launch window for Chandrayaan-2 in near future, Chandrayaan’s orbiter lifespan is around?
(a) One year
(b) Two year
(c) Three year
(d) Four year
Answer: (a)
Related facts:

  • On 18th January 2019, ISRO Chairman Dr K Sivan notified that India’s second Moon mission Chandrayaan-2 will be launched during March 25-April 30.
  • Chandrayaan-2, India’s second mission to the Moon is a totally indigenous mission comprising 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 soft land on the lunar surface at a specified site and deploy a Rover.
  • The Chandrayaan-2 weighing around 3290 kg will have a life span of one year and would orbit around the moon and perform the objectives of remote sensing the moon.
  • The payloads will collect scientific information on lunar topography, mineralogy, elemental abundance, lunar exosphere and signatures of hydroxyl and water-ice.

Links:
http://pib.nic.in/PressReleaseIframePage.aspx?PRID=1560531 http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/karnataka/2019/jan/12/chandrayaan-2-set-for-mid-april-launch-1924127.html

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