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Chandrayaan 2 successfully launched: Spectacular pics of India's space might

Chandrayaan 2 mission could make India the fourth country to make a soft landing on the Moon - after the US, Russia and China. India could also become the first country to make a soft landing on the far side of the Moon.

Zee Media Bureau | Jul 22, 2019, 19:14 PM IST

Chandrayaan 2 mission could make India the fourth country to make a soft landing on the Moon - after the US, Russia and China. India could also become the first country to make a soft landing on the far side of the Moon.

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The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Monday (July 22) successfully launched Chandrayaan 2 mission with the aim of exploring the far side of Moon.

 

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A live broadcast showed images of the rocket, carrying the unmanned Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft, blasting off from Sriharikota.

 

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The boosters separated safely as the craft began its nearly 50-day journey, after which the lander will attempt a controlled landing to deploy a rover at the moon`s south pole.

 

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The spacecraft had been successfully injected into the earth's orbit.

 

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed the launch and congratulated ISRO scientists.

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ISRO also said that 7,500 people watched the launch from the viewing gallery at Sriharikota.

 

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ISRO is seeking to make a soft landing on the far side of the Moon and explore the area where it suspects the presence of water.

 

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