The second unmanned lunar exploration mission, 2nd moon mission Chandrayaan 2 will be launched in 2013, that is the planning of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The projected cost of Chandrayaan-2 is Rs. 425 crore (US$ 90 million). For development of Chandrayaan-2 Lander/Rover, Russia's Federal Space Agency (Roskosmos) is joining with ISRO. The spacecraft and a landing platform with the moon rover will be comprised by Chandrayaan-2. Here is provided information of Chandrayaan 2 Mission and Chandrayaan 2 Photos are given below.
To pick up samples of soil or rocks, do a chemical analysis and send the data to the spacecraft orbiting above, the rover would move on wheels on the lunar surface. On whether it is to do a semi-hard landing or soft landing, the weight of the rover depends; probably the rover will weigh between 30 kg and 100 kg. By analyzing the soil/rocks, the Chandrayaan-2 mission aims to understand the chemical composition of Moon. The Moon atmosphere will also be analyzed by Chandrayaan-2 mission.
Description of the project in brief:
A GSLV launch vehicle, Chandrayaan-2 includes a lunar orbiter as well as two rovers: one lander/rover built by Russia, and a second -smaller- rover built by India. After the spacecraft reaches its orbit above the moon, and land on lunar, the platform with the rover will detach itself off. From the lander, a mechanical rover will be released on the moon's surface. By using data from Chandrayaan-1 payload (Moon Impact Probe), the location for the lander will be identified.
The rover will have an operating natural life of a month. Predominantly, it will run on solar power. By two or three months, the rover’s life may be extended by ISRO by configuring the vehicle and its tools including a battery backing to go into a low-power mode, with the rover waking up when sunlight streams through. The solar-powered battery cells will be re-charged, when the sunlight comes, and for the rover to function for another two weeks, the equipment will be switched on one by one. In every two weeks, the batteries will be re-charged. For chemical analysis, the rover will collect rock and soil samples and send data to Chandrayaan-2, which will broadcast the data to Earth.
Video about Chandrayaan 2 Mission from youtube: