Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh:
Chandrayaan 2 launch: The mission will take nearly two months to complete.
Chandrayaan 2, India's high-profile lunar mission, lifted off from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh today. The launch of Chandrayaan 2 was aborted last week after a technical glitch was discovered. The 3,850 kg Chandrayaan 2, a three-component spacecraft comprising an orbiter, lander and rover, will explore the unchartered lunar south pole. The mission comes 11 years after ISRO's successful first lunar mission Chandrayaan 1 that made history by making more than 3,400 orbits around the moon and was operational for 312 days till August 29, 2009.
The mission was stopped 56 minutes and 24 seconds before its launch last week, after a technical snag was discovered in the unmanned launch vehicle system. The glitch was with the critical cryogenic stage, the last such stage space vehicles enter just before they are about to launch.
Chandrayaan-2's success will make India the fourth country after the US, Russia and China to pull off a soft landing on the moon. ISRO's budget is less than 20 times that of USA's NASA. The success of the mission would be a giant boost for India's space plans.
Here are the LIVE updates on Chandrayaan 2 launch today
Virat Kohli, Akshay Kumar Congratulate ISRO Team
Shah Rukh Khan's Message On Chandrayaan 2 Launch PM Modi Watches Chandrayaan 2 Launch From His Office
New Chapter In Indian Space, Says Rajnath Singh
Congratulations to ISRO scientists on flawless launching of Chandrayaan 2 from Sriharikota Team ISRO scripted a new chapter in India's space history with the launch of this ambitious and indigenous Mission to Moon. The nation is extremely proud of its scientists and Team ISRO
Every Indian Is Immensely Proud, PM Modi Says
"Special moments that will be etched in the annals of our glorious history! The launch of Chandrayaan2 illustrates the prowess of our scientists and the determination of 130 crore Indians to scale new frontiers of science. Every Indian is immensely proud today," PM Modi tweeted.
Nirmala Sitharaman Congratulates ISRO Team On Chandrayaan 2 Launch
The exact moment when GSLVMkIII-M1 successfully injected Chandrayaan 2 into orbit
Chandrayaan 2 Launch Successful, ISRO Chairman Announces
"The result has been mind boggling. I am happy that we have been able to identify the root cause of the snag. This task was possible only due to the hard work of the ISRO staff. they worked tirelessly," Mr Sivan said.
Chandrayaan 2 lifts off from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh Chandrayaan 2 launch: Inside ISRO's control room Mission Director Authorizes Launch. What Next?
- At 16.2 minutes, Chandrayaan separates from rocket, 181.6 km above Earth
- Till Day 23: Chandrayaan orbits Earth upto a max. 38,500 km
- Day 30-42: Chandrayaan in Lunar orbit
- Day 48 or Sept 7th: Lander 'Vikram' and rover 'Pragyan' to land on Moon
- India 4th to land rover on Moon but 1st to land near south pole
- On Sept 7th, soft landing on the moon
Photos from inside ISRO's VVIP Gallery Visuals from ISRO ahead of Chandrayaan 2 launch Doubly Confident This Time, ISRO Chairman Tells NDTV
ISRO Chairman K Sivan told NDTV that they were "doubly confident" about Chandrayaan 2 launch this time. The launch of the high-profile lunar mission was aborted due to a technical glitch last week.
ISRO Update: Filling of Liquid Hydrogen in Cryogenic Stage(C25) of GSLVMkIII-M1 completed.
Average distance between the Earth and Moon
The average distance is 3, 84, 000 km. Chandrayaan 2's Vikram lander will land on Moon on the 48th day of the mission, which begins today.
First Image Of The Countdown Clock To Chandrayaan 2 Launch Students Gather To Witness Chandrayaan 2 Launch In Sriharikota What Components Does The Mission Comprise Of?
The Chandrayaan 2 mission will carry an orbiter, a lander called Vikram and moon rover called Pragyaan. The mission hopes to soft land on the moon surface in the first week of September.
The 27-kilogram six-wheeled rover will explore the South Pole of the moon. This is a robotic mission and will carry no human beings to the moon surface
How The Chandrayaan 2 Mission Will Progress
A soft landing on the moon, or as ISRO chairman K Sivan terms it, the "fifteen minutes of terror", will then be attempted, after which the rover will carry out research, including a thorough mapping of the moon's resources, looking for the presence of water on the moon and clicking high resolution images as well.
ISRO's Second Launch Attempt For Chandrayaan-2 At 2:43 pm Today
ISRO's Second Launch Attempt For Chandrayaan-2 At 2:43 pm Today | NDTV.com Video | The 20-hour launch countdown for Chandrayaan-2 began Sunday evening at 6.43 pm, tweeted space agency ISRO. Chandrayaan-2, India's ambitious Rs. 1,000-crore moon mission, is set to be launched at 2.43 pm today.