Today is the proud moment for India as India’s second Moon mission CHANDRAYAAN2 nicknamed Bahubali rocket set to take-off at 2:43 PM, 22nd July afternoon. The 20-hour countdown for the launch of the nearly Rs. The 1,000-crore mission began Sunday evening at 6.43 pm. India’s scientist had a narrow one-minute window in launching the moon mission Chandrayaan2, in the second attempt. The GSLV-Mk III rocket with Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft was originally scheduled for flight at 2.51 am on July 15 but due to some technical snag, it was aborted just 56 minutes before the lift-off.
What is Chandrayaan2? Ready to know about the Unknown?
The success of Chandrayaan 2 mission will make India the fourth country after the US, Russia, and China to pull off a soft landing on the moon.
What is the main motive behind this Launch? Why we are going to Moon?
Why explore the Lunar South Pole? Scientists objective behind Chandrayaan2!
- To explore the surface of the moon.
- To find the minerals or indicators of water and hydroxyl on the moon, for further research after Chandrayaan-1
- To know about the density of electrons in the moon surface
- The Orbiter will observe the lunar surface and relay communication between Earth and Chandrayaan 2’s Lander
- To execute India’s first soft landing on the surface of the lunar.
Important key highlights about the Chandrayaan2
|What was the original date for Chandrayaan launch?||It was scheduled to be lifted off on 15th July 2019|
|When it was aborted?||It was stopped 56 minutes before the Lift-off|
|when Chandryaan-2 is launched now?||It is lift-off on 22nd July|
|What is the time of launch?||2:43 PM|
|Weight of the rocket?||3.8 tonnes|
|Landing on?||7th September (near the south pole)|
|What is the time on the moon?||14 earth days|
|Mission life||1 year in lunar orbit|
|Where it is launched from?||Satish Dhawan Space Center at Sriharikota|
Note: Chandrayaan-1 was launched by ISRO on October 22, 2008, from Sriharikota.