I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the India Space Research Organization (ISRO) on the Chandrayaan-2 (Moon vehicle) entering the 2nd Lunar Orbit.
The Chandrayaan-2 moon vehicle was launched on 22nd July 2019 and took one month to reach the moon. While there is still a lot of work to be done in landing the moon lander “Vikram” on the surface of the moon, a lot has been achieved.
About 50 years earlier, the American Apollo-11 took four days to reach the moon, while 10 years earlier the USSR Luna 2 craft took 34 hours to reach the moon.
The Saturn V launcher in the Apollo-11 mission had a lifting capability of some 43 tonnes. By contrast Chandrayaan-2 launch vehicle (GSLV-Mk111) has a lifting capability of 4 tonnes.
What this means is that India still has a long way to go to “catch-up” with Russia and USA space technology.
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