The most challenging part of the ambitious venture would come on September 7 when the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will try something it has not done before.
While solar power has received a lot of attention, other alternative sources are equally promising, even if less known, researchers said.
Indian space agency has chalked out plans to carry out an ambitious 36 launches in two years time.
As ISRO scientists started firing Chandrayaan-2's onboard liquid engine to put the spacecraft in an orbit around the Moon, Sivan said "our heartbeat increased".
Vanitha is the first female Project Director of India's inter-planetary mission.
The next Lunar bound orbit manoeuvre is scheduled on Wednesday between 12.30-1.30 p.m.
"It's tomorrow morning (tentatively between 8.30 am and 9.30 am). It's challenging," Chairman of ISRO, K Sivan, said.
The team has also developed a prototype of oil-water separation device using these membranes.
Around 29 days after liftoff from Sriharikota on July 22, Chandrayaan-2 is finally going to enter Moon’s orbit around 9.30am on Tuesday. It is touted to be a milestone in itself for Isro before the lunarcraft’s historic moonlanding on September 7. Critical velocity is a must to craft’s orbit entry, otherwise it will fly away, said ex-Isro chief.
Chandrayaan-2 will explore a region of the moon where no mission has ever set foot.
The agency has invited Indian companies to build five PSLVs for nearly Rs 1,000 cr.
The benefit of osmotic power generation is that estuaries in which sea water and the fresh water rivers meet can be used to generate power.
On the golden jubilee year of Isro, its chairman K Sivan said the agency is now looking to develop technologies required for future.
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The award carries 8 gm gold medal, Rs five lakh in cash and a citation.
The spacecraft, now on "Lunar Transfer Trajectory", is expected to reach the moon's orbit on August 20 with the soft landing of rover on the lunar surface planned on September 7.
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