Sad news comes to us from the service of the Chandrayaan-2 mission. The Indian government has sent a lander and rover to the moon to explore the South Pole. Unfortunately, the mission failed.
The Vikram lander and Pragyan rover were to land on the surface of the Silver Globe on exactly September 6. The rover, during its 14-day mission, was to travel a few hundred meters on the surface of the planet’s natural satellite. Scientists wanted to use it to take thousands of photos of the Moon and make important measurements that will be useful when planning and implementing subsequent missions, including manned ones.
The Indian Space Agency has reported that they already know the exact location of the device and are currently undergoing attempts to connect with it, but engineers do not hide that the chances of this are slim. The President of India thanked all the mission staff and the companies involved in this great undertaking. At the same time, he announced that his country would not rest in the efforts to conquer the moon and soon began preparations for the implementation of the next mission.
India has ambitious plans for Earth’s orbit, the Moon and Mars. For some time they have been preparing for the first manned flight, which may take place in the second half of the 1920s net oasis. Before this happens, ISRO plans to send the first astronauts to Earth’s orbit in 2022. This year was not chosen by accident. Then the 75th anniversary of India regaining independence will take place. If everything goes according to plan, this country will join the elite of the countries of the world that sent their citizens into space.
The Indian Space Research Organization already has a first flight plan ready. During it, three astronauts, two men and one woman, will fly into orbit, to a height of about 400 kilometers, in a 3.7-ton capsule called Gaganyaan. The space adventure will last 7 days and is to be the foundation for the implementation of much larger space plans.