Chandrayaan 2 Orbiter Establishes Two-Way Communication with Chandrayaan 3 Lander

Two-way communication has been established between the Chandrayaan 2 orbiter and the Chandrayaan 3 lander module Vikram. This enables the Mission Operations Complex at ISRO Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network in Bengaluru to communicate with the upcoming Lander Vikram.

  • The Chandrayaan 3 lander is set to land near the south pole of the Moon on August 23rd at 6.04 pm.
  • ISRO tweeted about the development, referring to the Chandrayaan 2 orbiter formally welcoming the Chandrayaan 3 Lander Module.
  • The Chandrayaan 2 orbiter was launched in July 2019 and is still in lunar orbit.
  • ISRO has announced that the live telecast of the landing event will start on DD National and other social media platforms at 5.20 pm on August 23rd.

Question: Which organization is responsible for the Chandrayaan missions ?

B) ESA (European Space Agency)
C) ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation)
D) JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency)

Answer: C) ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation)

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