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Chandrayaan 2 launch LIVE

Monday, July 22, 2019 • Tamil Comments

Chandayaan 2 launch LIVE

India’s second moon mission, Chandrayaan-2, was launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota in Andhra's Nellore district at 2.43 pm today. It was launched atop a Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) MkIII, India's most powerful rocket, which will carry an orbiter, a Lander Vikram, and a Rover Pragyan, which would revolve around the moon for 12 days.

The mission aims to explore the Lunar south pole, a part of the moon that has not been mapped by any county so far, by landing a rover, imaging the surface and studying the atmosphere for over a year. Chandrayaan 2 was scheduled to be launched on July 15, but the lift-off was aborted 56 minutes and 24 seconds before the launch due to a technical snag. "It will land on the South Pole. There is a lot of scientific testing to be done regarding the mission. Scientists around the world are looking forward to the launch," ISRO's Chief Sivan said.

The success of the Chandrayaan 2 mission makes India the fourth country, followed by the US, Russia, and China to pull off a soft landing on the moon. It has been reported that the budget of ISRO is less than 20 times that of USA's NASA.

Check out the link down below to stream the mission LIVE -

 

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