Contribution of a Bihari Scientist in ISRO’s Chandrayaan 2

ISRO(Indian Space Research Organisation) has come a long way in the last five decades along with many struggles and dedication from its first sounding rocket launch in 1965 to its Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) in 2014 which became a successful mission  in the very first attempt. Chandrayaan-2  or Moon Chariot 2, took off on time at 2:43 pm from the Satish Dhawan Space Center on an island off the coast of Andhra Pradesh. The spacecraft weighted 3,800-kg has an orbiter which will circle the moon at 100 km, it has a five-legged lander called Vikram that will land on the moon on or around September 6, and a robotic rover named Pragyan, that will probe the lunar terrain around it.

This is indeed a proud moment for every Indian. This mission recalls the time when parts of space equipment were loaded on cycle and bullock cart. From that period to today’s journey to moon,every state of the country contributed to make India a Space power. ‘Badhaiya’ village of Lakhisarai district of Bihar also contributed in mission chandrayan II of  ISRO. Yes, a native of this village, son of Lallan Singh, Sonu is in the team of the scientists who made this mission a success. Sonu is the resident of Ind Tola of this village. He did  his primary education from Badhaiya and for Intermediate,  got admitted in Balika Vidhyapith.With least resources and proper guidance, he started preparing for various engineering entrance examinations. Then he cracked JEE Mains and West Bengal Engineering and got selected in prestigious college, Jadhavpur University. He pursued Mechanical engineering in the University and then joined ISRO.


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A boy from very weak economical background, Sonu lived in a hut made up of straws and mud. His father Lallan  Singh is a farmer and Mother Sanju Devi is a house maker. On the achievement of their son they said, “We are proud of our son. It was beyond imagination that Sonu will work for such great organisation for our country.”


“Sonu Considered the great physicist cum scientist Albert Einstein as his idol. He wanted to become like him. He was very devoted and determined to become a scientist and for this, Sonu struggled a lot.”, said a childhood friend of Sonu, Saurav.

The mission, launched on-board the heavy-lift rocket GSLV-MkIII, nicknamed as  Baahubali, will land a rover near the unexplored lunar southern pole.On the success of the Mission, ISRO chief K Sivan said, “I’m extremely happy to announce that the GSLVMkIII-M1 successfully injected Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft into Earth Orbit. It is the beginning of a historic journey of India towards moon and to land at a place near South Pole to carry out scientific experiments.”


The payload will include terrain mapping cameras which will help in preparing 3D map of the intended area, while a large array soft x-ray spectrometer will map the majority of major rock-forming elements. An orbiter with a high resolution camera will be used to  capture high-resolution cum high definition images of the landing site and an imaging infrared spectrometer will identify minerals along with signatures of hydroxyl (OH) and water (H2O) molecules in polar regions. People of the country are proud of their scientists who made this dream a reality. PatnaBeats congratulates ISRO and scientist Sonu for their success.

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