Once again ISRO- Indian Space Research Organisation made the nation proud by successfully launching Chandrayaan-2 , the 2nd moon mission. Lunar mission, Chandrayaan-2, which means “moon vehicle” in Sanskrit, took off from the Satish Dhawan Space Center at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh state at 2:43 p.m., Monday 22nd July 2019.

This lunar mission’s objective is to launch a rover on the south pole of the moon for exploration. NASA and global media congratulated ISRO on the successful launch of Chandrayaan-2 and tweeted that they are looking forward to the findings of India in Lunar south pole. Major US and British news outlets such as The Newyork Times, The Guardian, BBC reported this event extensively. Even our neighbours China and Pakistan’s media and TV network covered the event closely.

This is a complex mission and was supposed to launch on 15th July 2019, but got delayed due to a technical snag. ISRO corrected the glitch and was able to launch the mission successfully with in 10 days on 22nd July. This lunar mission places India as  4th nation to launch lunar mission after US, Russia and China.

This mission costs Rs. 978 Cr and also applauded as it is helmed by two women scientists, Ms. Rity Khuridal as Mission director and Ms. Vanitha as project director.  Indian president Mr. Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the ISRO team.  The lander and rover will land on the south pole of Moon surface in September. 2019.

This event become the pride of our nation and united the nation in a new sense. The mission is opened new possibilities to the Indian Space market as ISRO planning a manned mission to moon by 2022!

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