ISRO’s Chandrayaan 3 to land on Moon and come back to Earth? Here’s what C4 expert expects
ISRO’s Chandrayaan 3: The next phase of India’s ambitious Moon mission — Chandrayaan-3, is scheduled for take-off by end of 2021, very much in the true spirit of the Indian Space Research Organization’s (ISRO) ever-progressive space endeavours. The engineering corrections to overcome all possible causes of hard landing experienced by Chandrayaan-2’s lander Vikram shall surely be the basis of re-design and building a fail-safe system. Chandrayaan-2’s ‘15 minutes of terrifying time’ shall be the main focus of technical work pertaining to Vikram-2 ofChandrayaan-3 mission. ISRO has announced that the existing Orbiter module ofChanrayaan-2, which is already orbiting the Moon, shall be associated with the lander/Rover of Chandrayaan-3 to create a communication support Link. Thus, in the absence of its own orbiter, it is likely that after launch and on completion of the ‘sling-shot’ trajectory to reach Moon, Vikram-2 uses an independent Lander Module (LM). When in Lunar orbit, this Lander Module shall assist in launching the Lander (with a Rover) on to the lunar surface.