India to use Russian isotope products for Chandrayaan-2
India will use Russian isotope products to aid Chandrayaan-2, its lunar mission.
JSC Isotope, a Rosatom enterprise, said on Feb. 13 that it supplied Radionuclide curium-244 (Cm-244) sources to the Physical Research Laboratory in Ahmedabad.
The sources will be installed on the Alpha Proton X-Ray Spectrometer, which will analyse the lunar surface during Chandrayaan-2.
Developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation, the Chandrayaan-2 mission will be launched to the Moon by a Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle in 2018.