India, Russia complete design of new lunar probe

India and Russia have finished the design of a second unmanned lunar orbiter to be sent to the Moon in 2011-2012, quoted the Indian Express newspaper.”Right now, the design has been completed. We had a joint review with Russian scientists here”, said Madhavan Nair, chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) in Bangalore.Russia is responsible for the design and construction of a lander and a rover, which could collect samples of the lunar soil, analyze them and send the data back to Earth.The ISRO and the Russian Federal Space Agency signed in November 2007 an agreement to work together on the Chandrayaan-2 project. The work started following the launch of India’s first unmanned mission to the moon, the Chandrayaan-1, in October last year.During the two-year mission, the remote-sensing satellite is expected to create a detailed three-dimensional map of the Moon’s surface and investigate its chemical composition. The primary goal is the discovery of water, along with magnesium, aluminum, silicon and titanium, and the radioactive elements radon, uranium and thorium.


read more

About Rashid Faridi

I am Rashid Aziz Faridi ,Writer, Teacher and a Voracious Reader.
This entry was posted in India, India' Moon Mission. Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to India, Russia complete design of new lunar probe

  1. Pingback: India, Russia complete design of new lunar probe « Rashid's Blog | Latest Information

  2. Excellent site, keep up the good work. I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say I’m glad I found your blog. Thanks,

    A definite great read.. 🙂



  3. @Bill.
    Thanks.Keep Visiting.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.