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The Indian Moon Rath

Before up & away, the humungous burden of planning in the face of oppressive anxiety...

The Indian Moon Rath
The Indian Moon Rath
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From Takeoff To Path Circular

 

The Launch

  • Scheduled for October 22 from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh between 6:20 am and 6:35 am. The lift-off time is based on the moon's inclination to the earth.

The Vehicle

  • The launch vehicle PSLV-C11 is the upgraded version of PSLV.
  • It is 44 metres high and weighs 316 tonnes
  • PSLV has been used 12 times to launch 29 satellites between 1993 and 2008.

The Objective

  • To know the moon’s origin and evolution, which may throw light on earth’s evolution.
  • To check what minerals are present on the moon.
  • To know more about the polar water-ice of the moon.

The Plan

  • High-resolution remote sensing of the moon.
  • To prepare a 3-D atlas of the lunar surface.
  • Chemical and minerological mapping of the...
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