How to watch the Indian moon landing

It will be recalled that Chandrayaan-2 was successfully launched on July 22 with Isro's GSLV MK-III-M1 rocket.

A Class 10 boy from Noida has been selected by ISRO to witness the historic Chandrayaan2 moon landing at its headquarters in Bengaluru in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 7.

A couple of hours after "Vikram's" touchdown, "Pragyan", the six-wheeled robotic rover, will roll out of the lander and probe the lunar soil for new chemicals, minerals, water, and study the phenomenon of seismic activity for one lunar day (14 days on terra firma).

With this maneuver, the required orbit for the Vikram Lander to commence it descent towards the surface of the Moon is achieved.

If successful, Chandrayaan 2 will be the southernmost lunar landing ever on the moon's surface. ISRO chairman Dr K Sivan is also scheduled to address a press conference between 8.00 am to 9.00 am.

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He stated missions resembling Chandrayaan 1, Chandrayaan 2 and Mangalyaan had been additionally aimed toward enthusing the younger technology to pursue fundamental science and additional develop Indian aerospace trade.

Linengar, who flew on Russian space station Mir that operated in low Earth orbit from 1986 to 2001 for five months, is in India to take part in the Chandrayaan-2 live telecast on the National Geographic Channel starting 11.30 pm on Friday. According to the Indian space agency ISRO, Vikaram's second de-orbital operations began at 3.42 a.m. using the onboard propulsion system and was completed in nine seconds.

Around 60- 70 students from across the country will be watching live India's proposed soft landing on the moon in the early hours of Saturday, along with Prime Minister Modi, ISRO has said. On Monday afternoon, the Vikram got separated from its mother spacecraft Chandrayaan-2.

And as ISRO's Chandrayaan-2 mission prepares for a historic lunar landing, the stage is set for India to become the fourth nation to put a spacecraft on the moon.

  • Douglas Reid