Chandrayaan 2 Launch highlights: Next stop Moon as India salutes ISRO

The mission seeks to explore the unchartered Lunar south pole by landing a rover and will be launched onboard GSLV-Mk0III-M1 from Sriharikota. 

Chandrayaan 2 Launch highlights: Next stop Moon as India salutes ISRO
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Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched its second moon mission Chandrayaan-2 on Monday at 2:43 PM. The mission seeks to explore the unchartered Lunar south pole by landing a rover and will be launched onboard GSLV-Mk0III-M1 from Sriharikota. The Rs 978 crore mission will be launched from the second launchpad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre, over 100km from Chennai.

It may be recalled that ISRO had aborted the launch of Chandrayaan-2 on July 15 (Sunday) due to a technical snag which was spotted just 56 minutes before the planned launch of the ambitious mission. The 20-hour countdown for the launch began at 6.43pm on Sunday.

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Here are the highlights from the Chandrayaan-2 launch:

22 July 2019
17:59 PM

A super successful day for ISRO and all of India as Chandrayaan 2 makes its way towards Moon. September is not too far ahead in time and it will give yet another opportunity to India to make history.

That's all the updates from today's developments. Recap the magnificent moments of the day below.

17:59 PM

A super successful day for ISRO and all of India as Chandrayaan 2 makes its way towards Moon. September is not too far ahead in time and it will give yet another opportunity to India to make history.

That's all the updates from today's developments. Recap the magnificent moments of the day below.

16:15 PM

Here's PM Modi's message to ISRO team for successfully launching Chandrayaan 2:

16:03 PM

Chandrayaan 2 well and truly on its way towards Moon:

 

 

15:36 PM

President Ram Nath Kovind salutes the hard work of ISRO scientists.

 

 

 

 

15:35 PM

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu hails the success of the launch. "I extend my heartiest congratulations to our countrymen on this momentous achievement. Our scientists deserve a special compliment, their achievement has enhanced the country's pride," he said.

15:34 PM

Just the start? PM Modi sure of Chandrayaan 2 paving the way for even more successful missions into space in the future.

 

 

15:33 PM

PM Modi also highlights the indigenous aspect of the mission.

 

 

 

 

15:24 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulates ISRO for successfully launching Chandrayaan 2.

"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!," he tweeted.

 

15:18 PM

Lok Sabha congratulates ISRO for successfully launching Chandrayaan 2 mission.

15:11 PM

Chandrayaan2 takes off to become top Twitter trend in India. (Read the full report here)

15:05 PM

Beginning of a historical journey of India towards moon, says ISRO chief Sivan. The ISRO chief thanks his team for the successful launch of the historical mission.

15:03 PM

GSLVMkIII-M1 successfully injects Chandrayaan2 spacecraft into Earth Orbit. Here's the view of  Chandrayaan 2 separation

 

14:58 PM

WATCH: L-110 ignites and the S200 rockets separate from the main rocket.

 

14:46 PM

GSLVMkIII-M1 lifts-off from Sriharikota carrying  Chandrayaan 2

 

14:42 PM

ISRO's moon mission takes off. Lander Vikram to land on moon after 48 days. 

14:23 PM

Watch the launch of Chandrayaan 2 by GSLV MkIII-M1 Vehicle

 

13:56 PM

The launch of Chandrayaan 2 mission will be live-streamed by the ISRO on its social media handles on Facebook and Twitter. The live streaming of the Chandrayaan-2 launch can also be watched on DD National channel (Doordarshan's YouTube channel), and ISRO's official website - www.isro.gov.in

13:47 PM

Filling of Liquid Hydrogen in Cryogenic Stage(C25) of GSLV MkIII-M1 completed.

13:12 PM

ISRO posted a tweet saying that the average distance of Moon from Earth is 3,84,000 km and Vikram lander will land on Moon on the 48th day of the mission, which begins today.

 

13:10 PM

Filling of Liquid Oxygen in Cryogenic Stage completed and filling of Liquid Hydrogen in progress; Launch at 2:43pm.

12:57 PM

Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) Chandrayaan 2 mission is a lunar mission that will boldly go where no country has ever gone before — the south pole of moon. (Read the full report here)

12:44 PM

Filling of Liquid Oxygen in Cryogenic Stage of  GSLVMkIII-M1 completed, tweeted ISRO

 

12:23 PM

The rover of Chandrayaan 2 is a 6-wheeled robotic vehicle named Pragyan, which is a Sanskrit word meaning 'wisdom'. (Read more about Pragyan here)

11:48 AM

The lander of Chandrayaan 2 is named Vikram after Dr Vikram A Sarabhai, the Father of the Indian Space Programme. (Read full report here)

11:10 AM

Chandrayaan-2 will make India the fourth country to soft land on the lunar surface after Russia, the United States and China. ISRO chairman K Sivan is aware of the challenges involved in soft landing, and he said that the ISRO scientists will undergo about "15 minutes of terror (filled moments)."

11:03 AM

One of the major challenges ISRO faced when it had aborted the launch of Chandrayaan 2 on July 15 was to ensure that they got the current window of September 6-7 to land on the moon. 

11:00 AM

Chandrayaan-2 is an extension of Chandrayaan-1 and the mission will attempt to investigate the presence of water, and look into fossil footprints on moon.

10:23 AM

Filling of Liquid Oxygen for the Cryogenic Stage(C25) of #GSLVMkIII-M1 commenced.

 

10:08 AM

People gather to witness the launch of #Chandrayaan2 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota which is scheduled at 2.43 pm.

08:12 AM

Filling of N204 for the liquid core stage (L110) of GSLVMkIII-M1 completed today (22.07.2019) at 0240 hrs IST, tweets ISRO

08:09 AM

UH25 (fuel) filling of liquid core stage (L110) of GSLVMkIII-M1 completed, tweeted ISRO.

 

08:07 AM

ISRO chairman K Sivan on Sunday said that Chandrayaan-2 will perform 15 manoeuvres in the days to come. (Read full report here) 

08:05 AM

Mission Chandrayaan-2 was called off on July 15 after the ISRO discovered lack of pressure in the helium tanks of the rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV-Mk III). (Read full report here)

08:05 AM

Chandrayaan-2 will be launched onboard the GSLV Mk-III launch vehicle from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.

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