Tests for Moon Landing of Chandrayaan-2

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  • Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has started a series of ground tests for testing the performance of sensors and actuators for soft landing of the Lander on the lunar surface.  
  • Special tests for new systems in Lander have been identified and a Lander Sensors Performance Test over artificial craters created in Chitradurga district in Karnataka, has been conducted.
  • Lunar Terrain Test facility is ready for Lander drop test and Rover mobility tests.
  • ISRO is working towards the launch of Chandrayaan-2 during the first quarter of 2018.
  • The Chandrayaan-2 comprises of indigenous Orbiter, Lander and Rover.
  • After reaching the 100 km lunar orbit, the Lander housing the Rover will separate from the Orbiter.
  • After a controlled descent, the Lander will soft land on the lunar surface at a specified site and deploy a Rover.
  • The instruments on the rover will collect data for analysis of the lunar soil.

Source:PIB