In this picture released by ISRO, July 11, 2019, Vikram Lander is seen mounted on the orbiter of Chandrayaan-2, India's first moon lander and rover mission planned and developed by ISRO, at the launch center in Sriharikota.
A report by IANS explained that importing lunar soil like substance from the US was a costly affair.
It was then ISRO looked for a local solution as its need was about 60-70 tonnes of soil.
The size, altitude and design of a satellite depend on its purpose. The largest artificial satellite is the International Space Station (ISS).
The main part of this is as big as a large five-bedroom house, but including solar panels, it is as large as a rugby field.
At the time of launch, the Chandrayaan 2 Orbiter will be capable of communicating with the Indian Deep Space Network (IDSN) at Byalalu, as well as with 'Vikram'.
The tech being used The payload will include terrain mapping cameras to prepare a 3D map of the intended area, while a collimated large array soft x-ray spectrometer will map the majority of major rock-forming elements.Many geologists had told ISRO that near Salem in Tamil Nadu there were "anorthosite" rocks that would be similar to features of moon soil or regolith.The ISRO finalised to take the "anorthosite" rocks from Sithampoondi and Kunnamalai villages in Tamil Nadu for moon soil.Altitudes of satellites above the Earth’s surface also vary.These are three common orbits: (global positioning system) is made up of 24 satellites that orbit at an altitude of 20,000 km above the surface of the Earth.Relaying communications at the speed of light, they shrink the planet until its most distant people are only a split second apart.They beam world weather to our living room TV and guide ships through storms. The satellites begin with a launch, which in the U. takes place at Cape Canaveral in Florida, NASA’s Wallops Flight Center in Virginia, or, for polar orbiters, Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. When a satellite emerges from the rocket’s protective shroud, radioelement regularly reports on its health to round-the-clock crews of ground controllers.An orbiter high resolution camera will capture high-resolution images of the landing site and an imaging infrared spectrometer will identify minerals along with signatures of hydroxyl (OH) and water (H2O) molecules in polar regions."While there, we will also explore discoveries made by Chandrayaan-1, such as the presence of water molecules on the Moon and new rock types with unique chemical composition.Mission check The space mission will help us understand our natural satellite better, through complex topographical studies, and comprehensive mineralogical analysis.These studies will be performed by the lander, 'Vikram', named after the space luminary, Dr Vikram A Sarabhai, who spearheaded India's nascent space programme.