Chandrayan II simulation under Prof. Manohar Khushalani’s guidance | DD News |RSTV


Doordarshan News was showcasing Chandrayan-II Launch and Journey Modeled and Animated by Students of IIIT-Delhi, under the guidance of our editor, Prof. Manohar Khushalani

The interview and animation were telecast all day on the eve of the launch.

That was Doordarshan. It was on Rajyasabha TV also as part of all it’s hourly news bulletin. On YouTube, this video posted by RSTV had already clocked nearly half a Lac hits (50K)

Rajya Sabha TV
Displays Chandrayan-II launch Modelled and Animated by Students as part of an Independent Project under the guidance of Prof. Manohar Khushalani at IIIT-Delhi.

This program had been telecast every hour with every news bulletin on the day of the launch


Modeling and Animation has been done as an Independent Project in IIIT-Delhi under the Guidance of Prof. Manohar Khushalani by Students Katyayni Singh and Harshit Verma


Chandrayaan-2 is India’s second lunar exploration mission after Chandrayaan-1. Developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the mission is planned to be launched to the Moon by a Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III (GSLV Mk III).


A lunar orbiter, lunar lander and lunar rover mission, Chandrayaan-2 was scheduled to be launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh on a GSLV Mark III rocket sometime in April. However, this is a visualisation and not an exact depiction and is based on the information available at that time

To see the original simulation click below;


Chandrayaan-2, India’s second mission to the Moon is a totally indigenous mission comprising of an Orbiter, Lander and Rover. After reaching the 100 km lunar orbit, the Lander housing the Rover will separate from the Orbiter. After a controlled descent, the Lander will soft land on the lunar surface at a specified site and deploy a Rover.


The mission will carry a six-wheeled Rover which will move around the landing site in a semi-autonomous mode as decided by the ground commands. The instruments on the rover will observe the lunar surface and send back data, which will be useful for analysis of the lunar soil.


The Chandrayaan-2 weighing around 3290 kg and would orbit around the moon and perform the objectives of remote sensing the moon. The payloads will collect scientific information on lunar topography, mineralogy, elemental abundance, lunar exosphere and signatures of hydroxyl and water-ice.


Through our modelling and animation, we have artistically visualized the launch and landing of Chandrayaan 2. The film begins with shots of GSLV MK III from diverse angles. To capture this historic launch, media houses have sent their helicopters. A few seconds before the launch, the viewer hears the countdown to liftoff. As anticipation builds, the smoke from the rocket increases. The rocket lifts off uproariously, ascending towards the sky. The payload separates from the rocket at this stage. Once the payload exits the atmosphere, the effect of gravity is nullified. From the payload, the lander floats towards the moon until it lands. The ladder opens while landing. The rover exits the lander. (This is not a manned mission, but, the ladder still opens, as a rehearsal of the next Manned Mission


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