Sunday, October 19, 2008

Chandrayaan 1-India's mission to moon Quiz

1.What is Chandrayaan 1 ?

Chandrayaan I is an unmanned lunar exploration mission by the Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO)

2. Who is the project chief of Chandrayaan 1?

Mylswamy Annadurai

3.What is the estimated project cost for Chandrayaan 1 ?

Rs 380 crores.(US$ 83 million)

4.Launch date of Chandrayaan 1

22nd October 2008 from Sriharikota, India

5.Who is the Chairman of ISRO?

G Madhavan Nair

6. Explain about Chandrayaan space craft ?

The space craft of Chandrayaan 1 is cuboid in shape. It’s side is 1.50 metres. It accommodates 11 scientific instruments. It weighs 1304 kilograms at it’s launch and 590 kilograms when it enters the lunar orbit. It is a 3-axis stabilized spacecraft using two star sensors, gyros and four reaction wheels.

7.What are the mission objectives for Chandrayaan 1?

1.To launch and orbit a spacecraft in lunar polar orbit and conduct scientific studies.

2.To carry out high resolution mapping of topographic features in 3D, distribution of various minerals and elemental chemical species including radio active nuclides covering the entire lunar surface using a set of remote sensing payloads. The new set of data would help in unraveling mysteries about the origin and evolution of solar system in general and that of the moon in particular or on its composition and mineralogy.

3.Realize the mission goal of harnessing the science payloads, lunar craft and the launch vehicle with suitable ground support system including DSN station, integration and testing, launching and achieving lunar orbit of ~100 km, in-orbit operation of experiments, communication/telecommand, telemetry data reception, quick look data and archival for scientific utilization by identified group of scientists.

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