Chandrayaan-2 is on a mission unlike any before. India’s second lunar expedition is all set to shed light on a completely unexplored section of the Moon’s South Polar region. The crucial soft landing of ‘Vikram’, Chandrayaan-2’s moon lander, is scheduled to powered descent between 1 am to 2 am (IST) on Saturday, followed by the touch down of Lander between 1.30 am to 2.30 am (IST).
The required orbit for the Vikram Lander to commence its descent towards the surface of the Moon has been achieved. The landing of Vikram lander will be followed by the ‘Pragyan’ Rover roll out, from inside it, between 5.30 am to 6.30 am. ISRO chairman Dr K Sivan is also scheduled to address a press conference between 8.00 am to 9.00 am.
The rover will carry out experiments on Lunar surface for a period of 1 Lunar day which is equal to 14 Earth days. The Orbiter will continue its mission for a duration of one year.