Topic: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.
4) Chandrayaan 2 is yet another audacious attempt being made by ISRO in the field of space research. Examine the distinctiveness and significance of such a mission.(250 words)
Why this question:
The question is to evaluate the distinctness and significance of Chandrayaan 2 mission.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must discuss in detail the objectives of the mission and what factors make it significant for India.
Examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we have to look into the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications.
Structure of the answer:
Start with the fact that Chandrayaan-2 is all set for 3.84 lakh km voyage.
Chandrayaan-2, which is the first Indian moon landing mission, is all set to head on its 3.84 lakh km voyage to the moon in the early hours of Monday, July 15, 2019.
The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has scheduled the launch of its lunar probe, by a GSLV MkIII rocket, from the country’s Sriharikota spaceport for 2.51 a.m.
A sequel to Chandrayaan-1, which was launched in 2008 and only orbited the moon at a distance of 100 km, Chandrayaan-2 entails the first attempt by any nation to make a landing on the moon’s mineral rich south pole.
Explain that If ISRO achieves the feat in its first attempt, it will make India only the fourth country to soft-land on the lunar surface.
Conclude by reasserting its significance.