Sunday, May 10, 2020


🛰ISRO —Indian Space Research Organisation
🛰Founded-15 Aug 1969
🛰Founder-Vikram Sarabhai
🛰Chairman-K Sivan

🔮Some Important facts:

📍ISRO is the Indian Space Research Organization. Established in 1969.

📍ISRO Superseded the erstwhile Indian National Commitee for Space Research (INCOSPAR), thus institutionalizing space activities in India.

📍ISRO built India's first satellite, Aryabhata, which was launched by the Soviet Union on 19 April in 1975.

📍 In 1980, Rohini became the first satellite to be placed in orbit by an Indian-made launch vehicle, SLV-3.

📍ISRO subsequently developed two other rockets: the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle(PSLV) for launching satellites into polar orbits and the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) for placing satelites into geostationary orbits. These rockets
have launched numerous communications satellites and earth observation satellites. Satellite navigation systems like GAGAN and IRNS have been deployed.

📍In January 2014, ISRO successfully used an indigenous cryogenic engine in a GSLV-D5 launch of the GSAT-14.

🔮About Chandrayaan-2:

📍Chandrayaan-2, one of the most ambitious lunar mission of India designed by Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)  launched from the Sriharikota space station,Andra Pradesh, on 22 July 2019 at 2.43 p.m.  by a GSLV Mark III M1.

📍The Mission that costs $145m  will be the first to land on the Moon’s south pole. 
it consists of a lunar orbiter, and also included the Vikram lander, and the Pragyan lunar rover.

📍Chandrayaan-2 is the second lunar mission of India and the first attempt to conduct a soft landing on the Moon’s South Polar Region.

📍The total weight of the Chandrayaan-2 is 3,850 kg (8,490 lb).

📍The main scientific objective of Chandryaan-2 is to map the location and abundance of lunar water.

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