India's Ambitious Moon Mission Chandrayaan 2 Lifts Off: Live Updates

Chandrayaan 2 launch updates: The mission was aborted last week after a technical snag was discovered in the unmanned the launch vehicle system.

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India's Ambitious Moon Mission Chandrayaan 2 Lifts Off: Live Updates

Chandrayaan 2 launch: The mission will take nearly two months to complete.

Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh: 

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


Jul 22, 2019
16:40 (IST)
Virat Kohli, Akshay Kumar Congratulate ISRO Team
Jul 22, 2019
16:23 (IST)
Shah Rukh Khan's Message On Chandrayaan 2 Launch


Jul 22, 2019
16:02 (IST)
PM Modi Watches Chandrayaan 2 Launch From His Office

Jul 22, 2019
15:44 (IST)
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
Jul 22, 2019
15:25 (IST)
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.
Jul 22, 2019
15:13 (IST)
Nirmala Sitharaman Congratulates ISRO Team On Chandrayaan 2 Launch


Jul 22, 2019
15:09 (IST)
The exact moment when GSLVMkIII-M1 successfully injected Chandrayaan 2 into orbit

Jul 22, 2019
15:05 (IST)
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. 


Jul 22, 2019
15:02 (IST)
Jul 22, 2019
14:48 (IST)
Chandrayaan 2 lifts off from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh

Jul 22, 2019
14:43 (IST)
Chandrayaan 2 launch: Inside ISRO's control room

Jul 22, 2019
14:34 (IST)
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 
Jul 22, 2019
14:29 (IST)
Photos from inside ISRO's VVIP Gallery 



Jul 22, 2019
14:20 (IST)
Visuals from ISRO ahead of Chandrayaan 2 launch


Jul 22, 2019
13:56 (IST)
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. 


Jul 22, 2019
13:47 (IST)
ISRO Update: Filling of Liquid Hydrogen in Cryogenic Stage(C25) of GSLVMkIII-M1 completed.
Jul 22, 2019
13:18 (IST)
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. 
Jul 22, 2019
12:52 (IST)
ISRO Update


Jul 22, 2019
12:32 (IST)
Jul 22, 2019
12:14 (IST)
First Image Of The Countdown Clock To Chandrayaan 2 Launch

Jul 22, 2019
11:58 (IST)
Students Gather To Witness Chandrayaan 2 Launch In Sriharikota 



Jul 22, 2019
11:52 (IST)
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

Jul 22, 2019
11:46 (IST)
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.
Jul 22, 2019
11:26 (IST)
Jul 22, 2019
11:24 (IST)
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.
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