Mission Director : India successfully launched Chandrayaan 2 - Proud Moment For India
India successfully launched Chandrayaan 2 - Proud Moment For India
India finally launched Chandrayaan 2 rover mission to Moon’s South Pole. ISRO has had a long road to develop their own rockets. The unmanned mission, called Chandrayaan-2, will involve an orbiter, a lander and a rover, which have been built by the Indian Space Research Organisation.
The launch of Chandrayaan-2 illustrates the prowess of Indian scientists and the determination of 130 crore countrymen to scale new frontiers of science, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday.
In a series of tweets, he said every Indian is immensely proud today (July 22).
Referring to the indigenous systems used in Chandrayaan-2, he said the mission is "Indian at heart, Indian in spirit!"
A week after the Chandrayaan-2 lift-off was aborted due to a technical snag, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched India's second mission to the Moon at 2.43 pm today (July 22). The Chandrayaan-2, which will go the Moon's south-polar region, aims to explore its surface for the signs of water and possibly new origins of energy. The Rs 978-crore Moon mission was launched from the second launch-pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, in Andhra Pradesh. India's second Moon odyssey comes 11 years after ISRO's successful first lunar mission Chandrayaan 1, which had created history by creating as many as 3,400 orbits around Moon.
India has successfully launched its second lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 on board its powerful rocket GSLV-MkIII-M1 from the spaceport in Sriharikota to explore the unchartered south pole of the celestial body by landing a rover.
"Efforts such as Chandrayaan-2 will further encourage our bright youngsters towards science, top quality research and innovation," the prime minister said.
The prime minister also shared pictures of him watching the launch on a large screen.
"Thanks to Chandrayaan, India's lunar programme will get a substantial boost. Our existing knowledge of the moon will be significantly enhanced," he tweeted.