ISRO took 50 tonnes of soil from this state for Moon mission, know the reason behind it
If Chandrayaan-3 successfully soft lands on the moon, it will give Tamil Nadu one more reason to rejoice.
A village in Tamil Nadu’s Chennai has been providing soil to ISRO for testing for years
Updated: Aug 23rd, 2023
The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is all set to make a soft landing on the moon with Chandrayaan-3 for its most important mission to the moon. At that time people of the country are seeing a lot of enthusiasm about Chandrayaan-3. Former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, Chandrayaan-3 Project Director Veeramuthuvel P and Chandrayaan-2 Mission Director Mayilasamy Annadurai who have contributed to the mission of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) have contributed to the mission of ISRO, besides the land of Tamil Nadu state. But contributed to this mission.
Namakkal soil has properties similar to lunar soil
“Namakkal” is located about 400 km from Chennai, the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu. The properties of lunar soil and salty soil are similar. So since 2012, Namakkal has been supplying soil to ISRO for testing the capabilities of the Chandrayaan mission. This enabled ISRO to test and refine the capability of the lander module to soft land on the lunar surface. If Chandrayaan-3’s lander module makes a successful soft landing on the moon, it will give Tamil Nadu one more reason to cheer. For the third time, Tamil Nadu has supplied Bengaluru with soil required for testing for the lunar mission.
Contains anorthosite type soil.
The Director of the Department of Geology, Periyar University, Professor S. According to Anbazgan, soil was available in abundance in the Namakkal area, which is able to meet the requirement of Isro. He said, “During our geological research, the soil in Namakkal is similar to the type of soil found on the surface of the moon in Tamil Nadu, specifically the soil that is present at the south pole of the moon. It is an ‘anorthosite’ type of soil.
About 50 tons of soil was given for research
Professor Anbazgan, an expert in remote sensing and groundwater research at the University of Salem, said that around 50 tonnes of soil was sent to ISRO, which was similar to the soil present on the lunar surface. The objective of the Chandrayaan-3 mission is to soft-land the spacecraft on the South Pole of the Moon. India will become the fourth country to achieve this remarkable feat after the United States, Soviet Union and China.