New Delhi: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched its second moon mission Chandrayaan-2 on Monday at 2:43 PM from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh.
Earlier, ISRO had aborted 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,
Congratulating the team for a successful launch, ISRO chief K Sivan said, "After that technical snag we had, we fixed it & now ISRO has bounced back with flying colours."
People from all walks of life have expressed their joy on Twitter over the historic launch. Check out the tweets.
— Akash Patel (@akashpatel1291) July 22, 2019
— Chowkidar Govind Gaur (@gaur_govind786) July 22, 2019
— laxman ghodke (@laxmanghodke12) July 22, 2019
— Anshuman tripathi (@imtripathi1906) July 22, 2019
NASA scientists right now : pic.twitter.com/pJfFyrAvJl
— Chaitanya (@CastelessHindu) July 22, 2019
— Rakesh Yadav (@Rakesh15199) July 22, 2019
— DJ Chandpa (@DharmeshChandpa) July 22, 2019
— Pooja Sharma (@Pooja_Sharma23) July 22, 2019
— Priyanshu Rajput (Kartik) (@kaartik1208) July 22, 2019
— Rahul kirodiya (@Rkirodiya981) July 22, 2019
— Vivek Kanani (@VivekKanani12) July 22, 2019
— Vivek Khandelwal (@Vivekvipin93) July 22, 2019
— Prasad Swamy (@Prasad121Math) July 22, 2019
— Nirav Panchal (@BeingIndiaa) July 22, 2019
The main objective of the mission is to explore the unchartered Lunar south pole by landing a rover.
Only three countries - the United States, Russia and China - have made soft landings but these have been on the North Pole of the Lunar Surface.