As ISRO waits with bated breath for the soft landing of the Chandrayan-2 moon's Vikram module in the dark hours of Saturday, a top space scientist recalled his "nail biting" experience during India's first moon launch mission over a decade ago.
On the launch day of Chandrayan-1 in 2008, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) faced a "very difficult situation" as there was a very short launch window and the weather was "very, very bad" said Dr. M Annadurai, Project Director of the successful mission.
"We were keeping up with the times, this was the last departure date, we had some technical problems to deal with and the weather was very, very bad in the Sriharikota spaceport." Everyone was anxious, thankfully for half an hour, the weather was it cleared up, but then there were thunderstorms; the launch time was a real nail biting moment, "said Anadurai, also the program director of Mangalyaan, the Mars Orbiter mission launched in 201
The current chairman of the National Design Forum and research, he called the current Chandrayan-2 mission, which seeks to make Vikram's soft landing on the unexplored southern pole of the moon, as another milestone in India's space voyage. "… whatever we begin, is carried forward. , another important point for In Jiska space travel, we are lagging behind, we take the lead and advance the international arena. So this is a satisfying moment, "Anadurai said. He said that missions such as Chandrayan-1, Chandrayan-2 and Mangalyayan also focused on the enthusiasm of the younger generation to pursue basic science and further develop the Indian space industry.
Success of such missions improved India's reputation in managing them and made its case in all future joint planetary endeavors much better in the international arena, the scientist added.Chandrayan-1 story scenario by making more than 3400 orbits around the moon and acting for 312 days to August 29, 2009
According to ISRO, the mission definitively tracked the moon's water by overcoming the path Chandrayaan-1 also discovered water ice in the North Polar region, in addition to discovering magnesium, aluminum and silicon on the lunar surface, while a global image of the moon is another mission accomplishment.