Chandrayaan 2 Launched Successfully and Twitterati Takes Off With Hearty Congratulations to ISRO
Chandrayaan 2 launched (Photo Credits: File Photo)

Chandrayaan 2, India’s second lunar mission was launched successfully on Monday from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh at 2.43 pm. The much ambitious mission to the moon was supposed to take place on July 15 but was aborted due to a technical snag just an hour before the take-off. The countdown for this lunar mission began last evening and with the rocket 'Baahubali' carrying the Chandrayaan 2 spacecraft, netizens joined along in cheering for the big mission. Chandrayaan 2 Launched Successfully by ISRO From Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota; India Scripts History With Second Moon Mission.

The Rs 978-crore lunar mission carried the heavy-lift rocket GSLV MkIII-M1 which had an Orbiter, Lander and a Rover. It is expected to take 54 days to accomplish the mission of landing on the surface of the moon. This mission makes India the fifth country to land on the lunar surface, after Russia, the US, Japan and China. It is indeed a moment of pride for the country and people are expressing it on social media. People are posting pictures and videos of the lift-off on their social media accounts, expressing the sheer pride of this mammoth achievement. Those who could watch it from their respective region in Andhra Pradesh ensured they headed to their terrace to see the takeoff. Chandrayaan 2 Explained! When Will ISRO's GSLV-Mk III Reach Moon And What Will Happen After That?

Check People's Tweets on Chandrayaan 2:

The lift-off moment!

Feeling so proud

People watching Chandrayaan 2

Salute to ISRO

Hearty congratulations!

Even Google could not resist

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People took to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to share pictures, videos and express their happiness at the successful launch. As per the ISRO website, the lunar landing is expected to happen around September 7, 2019. The orbital experiments will happen for about a year. It is indeed a historic moment for all the country and we too give our heartiest congratulations to the entire team behind Chandrayaan 2!