Current Affairs
Select Date

ISRO to practice Moon Landing in Bengaluru for Chandrayaan II

In order to help Indian space scientists overcome the challenges of landing on Moon and Mars, researchers will fly a small aircraft breaching the ‘no fly zone’ rules over Bengaluru. 
●    What’s striking is that the aircraft will carry a special payload of country’s second lunar mission — Chandrayaan-II. 
●    The aircraft will drop the payload over a scooped out area in order to mimic lunar surface with large craters and check whether the scientists can successfully touch down the surface.
●    Moon contains over 1.8 lakh craters and each of them has a diameter of over 1km which makes it difficult for scientists to land the rover on a plane surface. 
●    Scientists at ISRO will conduct several critical tests to ensure landing takes place on even surface before the commencement of second lunar mission.
●    During the same time when ISRO tests the landing of aircraft, DRDO will test Rustom-II which is an advanced Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) at the Aeronautical Test Range (ATR). 

All Rights Reserved Top Rankers