Chandrayaan2 Spacecraft

Chandrayaan2

Engineering the Future of Lunar Exploration

Chandrayaan-2 mission is a highly complex mission, which represents a significant technological leap compared to the previous missions of ISRO, which brought together an Orbiter, Lander and Rover with the goal of exploring south pole of the Moon.

Orbiter

Weight

2,379 kg

Electric Power Generation Capability

1,000 W

Chandrayaan 2 Orbiter is capable of communicating with Indian Deep Space Network (IDSN) at Byalalu as well as the Vikram Lander. The precise launch and mission management has ensured a mission life of almost seven years instead of the planned one year.


Lander — Vikram

Weight

1,471 kg

Electric Power Generation Capability

650 W

The Lander of Chandrayaan-2 was named Vikram after Dr Vikram A Sarabhai, the Father of the Indian Space Programme. It was designed to function for one lunar day, which is equivalent to about 14 Earth days.


Rover — Pragyan

Weight

27 kg

Electric Power Generation Capability

50 W

Chandrayaan-2’s Rover was a 6-wheeled robotic vehicle named as Pragyan, which translates to 'wisdom' in Sanskrit.