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.
- Chandrayaan-2’s Rover was a 6-wheeled robotic vehicle named as Pragyan, which translates to ‘wisdom’ in Sanskrit
- Its weight is 27kg
- Electric Power Generation Capability-50W
- 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.
- Weight- 1,471kg
- Electric Power Generation Capability-650W
- Chandrayaan 2 Orbiter is capable of communicating with Indian Deep Space Network (IDSN) at Byalalu, Bangalore 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.
- Weight- 2379kg
- Electric Power Generation Capability-1000 W