Modelling 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 (though, according to Forbes this could be
delayed). However, this is a visualisation and not an exact depiction and is based on
information available so far.

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 film, 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)

Note: Some of the models used were directly downloaded from free3d.com and turbosquid.com

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