Unbelievable! India's lunar mission costs less than this Hollywood blockbuster!

Unbelievable! India's lunar mission costs less than this Hollywood blockbuster!”

It is also worth mentioning here that the country spent about Rs.470 crore in 2013 for a Mars mission which is still much cheaper than one other Hollywood space movie "Gravity" (budgeted at Rs.644 crore).

The cost of the entire mission is INR 800 crore - much cheaper than the cost of Hollywood's 2014 sci-fi blockbuster "Interstellar", that cost a whopping INR 1,062 crore ($165 million). He is quoted as saying,"Simplifying the system, miniaturizing the complex big system, strict quality control and maximizing output from a product make our space missions frugal and cost-effective".

During the Chandrayaan-1 lunar odyssey between October 2008 and August 2009, its payload Terrain Mapping Camera (TMC) had mapped the topography of the moon, including the lunar south pole where ISRO plans to soft land the Chandrayaan-2. Unlike the Chandrayaan-1, where Moon Impact Probe (MIP) crash-landed on the surface of the Moon, the Chandrayaan-2 will soft-land its Lander with Rover on the lunar surface to conduct the next level of scientific studies. "In case we miss the April date, we will launch it in November", Sivan added.

Читайте также: Alibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA) - Analyst Avg. Price Target Review

The launch window is from April to November wherein, ISRO will choose a favorable date preferably for a dawn-to-dusk landing. After its launch from Sriharikota, it will take one or two months time for the orbiter to reach moon's orbit, the ISRO chief said. On the contrary, ISRO is planning for a site near the South Pole due to prominence of large and old rocks that will describe how it came to be and what is it made up of. "Analysing these rocks and the surface will help us explore the moon better and enrich our understanding of the universe", Dr Sivan said.

The Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft is a composite module consisting of Orbiter, Lander and Rover. It will remain active for 14 Earth days, which translates into one lunar day, and send back data and images to the Earth via the orbiter within 15 minutes.

What makes Chandrayaan-2 mission even more cost-effective is that it is completely indigenous now. ISRO has been taking strict measurements on limiting wastage and using resources to their full extent which has brought down the cost of such rather costly and valuable mission to the moon. The mission will carry a six-wheeled Rover, which will move around the landing site in semi-autonomous mode as decided by the ground commands. "It will do several experiments and on-site chemical analysis of the surface", Dr Sivan said. Presently, different stimulation tests are being done on various Chandrayaan-2 components at ISRO centres in Mahendragiri, Bengaluru and Chitradurga in Karnataka.

При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
«» 2007 - 2021 Copyright.
Автоматизированное извлечение информации сайта запрещено.

Код для вставки в блог

Like this



20 Февраля 2018
Montella jokes at 'killing' Sanchez to stop Manchester United
Montella has joked that Sevilla may have to resort to crude tactics to stop him. They have the same responsibility so I don't like that approach".

20 Февраля 2018
The Tesla (TSLA) Announces Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.08 EPS
Berenberg Bank set a $470.00 price target on Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) in a research report sent to investors on Thursday, February 8th. Sumitomo Life Com reported 2,925 shares. 511.08 million shares or 0.43% more from 508.92 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.

20 Февраля 2018
People react to proposed food assistance changes
He said despite having numerous hearings on SNAP, Monday's budget was the first time he'd heard of the food box proposal. One might be food waste, if the pre-selected items in the boxes are not desired and therefore not consumed.

20 Февраля 2018
WEATHER: Big freeze set to bring risk of 'significant snow' to Derbyshire
Health officials have warned people to take care over the next fortnight with those suffering from chronic problems most at risk. Martin Bowles, a Meteorologist from the Met Office said: "Next week is going to get significantly colder".

20 Февраля 2018
Antero Midstream Partners (AM) Given Daily Media Impact Score of 0.24
The stock of Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE:MMP) has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, December 15 by Goldman Sachs. Montag A And Assocs holds 0.03% or 4,000 shares in its portfolio. 603 were reported by Qs Investors Limited Liability Com.

20 Февраля 2018
Michael Jackson's Family Hits Back After Quincy Jones Says Singer "Stole" Songs
Reportedly, one family member told Page Six they think Jones "must have the first stages of dementia". It's his music and everyone knows Michael's sound", said a family source.

20 Февраля 2018
Home Depot's quarterly profit rises 2 per cent
Barclays Capital maintained it with "Overweight" rating and $165 target in Wednesday, August 16 report. Baltimore Capital Management Inc. grew its holdings in Home Depot by 0.9% during the second quarter.

20 Февраля 2018
Record-breaking: Arsenal signs Emirates shirt deal worth over £200m
Also, as part of the extension agreed in 2012, Arsenal's home will continue to be known as Emirates Stadium up to 2028. The added benefit of the renewed contract is, besides the visibility of the brand and the club, the money.

20 Февраля 2018
No, Joel Embiid didn't cheat during the NBA Skills Challenge
No one would accuse Joel Embiid of lacking confidence. "But this has been fantastic ", Embiid said. There have been few players better suited to be "here" - at All-Star Weekend.

20 Февраля 2018
Stocks to Watch For: Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT), Vale SA (VALE)
Kcm Investment Advisors Llc increased 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) stake by 2,358 shares to 109,853 valued at $23.06 million in 2017Q3. Meiji Yasuda Asset Mngmt Ltd has invested 0.15% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc . 402,750 are owned by Victory Inc.