ISRO launched its highly anticipated mission ‘Chandrayaan 2’ to the Moon today at 2.43pm IST from a launchpad in Sriharikota. The original launch date was planned for 22 July however due to some technical snag the launch date was postponed.
The mission ‘Chandrayaan 2’ is a follow-up to ‘Chandrayaan 1’, which confirmed the presence of hydroxyl on the Moon in the year 2009. The mission consists of an orbiter, a lander called Vikram and a rover called Pragyan. According to ISRO, the Vikram lander will make a soft-landing on the surface and release the Pragyan rover on 7 September 2019. The mission will go to explore the unexplored region from the lunar South Pole.
CONGRtulatuons of a a fantastic lift off #ISRO…..— Ranganathan Madhavan (@ActorMadhavan) July 22, 2019
Anddddd here we go! Kudos and huge congratulations to @isro for launching #Chandrayaan2 and creating yet another historic milestone! We are all praying for the success of this mission 🙏— Vivek Anand Oberoi (@vivekoberoi) July 22, 2019
An extremely proud moment for every Indian. Jai Hind 🇮🇳 #ISROMissions #ISRO #GSLVMkIII pic.twitter.com/RVj7z0du5z
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Hello Darlings! It is a proud day for all of us Indians as ISRO's Chandrayaan-2 took flight today. It is a further honor for the entire Baahubali Team with the rocket being regarded as #Baahubali for its magnum opus scale, years of hardwork in the making & first of its kind capacity to carry tonnes. 🙌🏻 More Power to India 🇮🇳