The Chandrayaan-2 mission was successfully launched on 22nd July 2019 at 14:43 hrs by GSLV MkIII-M1 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), Sriharikota. After a series of Earth bound manoeuvres, the spacecraft entered into Lunar Transfer Trajectory (LTT) on August 14th. Lunar Orbit Insertion (LOI) manoeuvre was performed on August 20th, thereby Chandrayaan-2 was successfully inserted into the elliptical orbit around the Moon. This was followed by a series of Lunar bound orbit maneuvers for reducing the orbit to circular polar orbit around the Moon. Know more
To develop and demonstrate the key technologies for end-to-end lunar mission capability, including soft-landing and roving on the lunar surface.
To expand the lunar scientific knowledge through detailed study of topography, mineralogy, surface chemical composition, thermo-physical characteristics and tenuous lunar atmosphere leading to a better understanding of the origin and evolution of the Moon.
Chandrayaan-2's science payloads aim to perform detailed study of lunar topography, seismography, mineral identification & distribution, surface chemical composition, thermo-physical characteristics of top soil & composition of the tenuous lunar atmosphere. Know More
Chandrayaan-2 brochure comprising of information on why are we going to moon, it's flight sequence, GSLV-Mk-III, mission sequence, CH2 composite module, orbiter, lander, rover and mission payloads is Available here
The data acquired at various phases of the Chandrayaan-2 mission from CLASS, CHACE-2, XSM , IIRS, TMC-2, OHRC, DFRS and DFSAR are processed as per the processing level definitions and provided in Planetary Data System (PDS) standards for archival and dissemination. Access here