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    Chandrayaan 2 mission launch tomorrow - we're landing on the moon!

    Let us convey our best wishes to ISRO's team readying for the Chandrayaan 2 mission, to launch the world's very first lunar expedition to the south polar region of the moon from the launch decks at Sriharikota. At the helm is Project Director Muthayya Vanitha and Mission Director Ritu Karidhal.

    Scheduled for tomorrow at around 2.51 a.m., this is going to be India's third mission to space, after the 2008 launch of Chandrayan-1 and the Mars Orbiter Mission in 2013.
  • #670503
    Yes, it is one of the most prestigious space projects of our country. Chandrayaan 2 will use the Vikram lander and Pragyan rover to attempt a soft landing between the two craters in the lunar south polar region. The landing will be geographically at a lunar latitude of about 70 degree south. The lunar south polar region is interesting from research point of view as it remains in shade most of the time and can contain some cold traps where fossilised record of early solar system can be seen. There could be presence of water also there. Once accomplished this mission will make India as the 1st country to soft land on the Moon's south polar region and 4th country so far to soft land on the lunar surface.

    Propelled by 640-tonne GSLV Mk III rocket, Chandrayaan 2 will lift off from Sriharikota at 2:51 AM on 15.07.19 (Monday). Let us wish all the best for this launch.

    Knowledge is power.

  • #670511
    Due to the cropping up of a technical glitch in the launching of Chandrayaan 2, the launching is called off by ISRO and the new date of launching will be announced soon. This is a temporary setback in this ambitious plan but it is hoped that the problem will be soon solved and once the things become fully functional the tested, it will be launched from here to the moon orbit and subsequently the landing will take place. We have to wait for sometime till the technical defect is attended by the concerned scientists and technicians of the project.
    Knowledge is power.


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