Chandrayaan 2: As ISRO Set to Create History, Here's Timeline of Historic Mission
Chandrayaan 2 Landing. (Photo Credits: ANI)

New Delhi, September 6: Chandrayaan 2, India's second moon mission, is slated to create history early Saturday when its 'Vikram' module makes a soft landing on moon's south polar region. It is first time that a country is attempting to land on the south pole area of the moon. Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft is a composite module mission consisting of orbiter, lander and rover. Here is timeline of the historic mission. September 18, 2008 The then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's Cabinet approved the Chandrayaan-2 lunar mission. Chandrayaan 2 Moon Landing: Vikram Lander to Touch Down on Moon's Surface Post Midnight; Here's What Will Happen After That.

The subsequent years went into mission planning and execution with home-grown technology used for the expedition. July 15, 2019 The launch of Chandrayaan 2 was called off about an hour before the launch due to technical snag. July 22, 2019 ISRO successfully launched Chandrayaan-2 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. July 24, 2019 First earthbound orbit-raising manoeuvre for Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft performed successfully. July 26,2019 Second earthbound orbit-raising manoeuvre for Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft performed.July 28,2019 Third orbit-raising manoeuvre performed.

August 3, 2019 ISRO released the first set of earth pictures captured by Chandrayaan 2 August 6, 2019 Fifth and the last orbit-raising manoeuvre performed August 14, 2019 After revolving around the earth's orbit for nearly 23 days, the spacecraft entered the Lunar Transfer Trajectory. August 20, 2019 Chandrayaan-2 successfully inserted into lunar orbit. August 22,2019 ISRO released first moon image captured by Chandrayaan-2's LI4 Camera. September 1, 2019 The fifth and lunar manoeuvre executed successfully. Chandrayaan 2 Landing: Ahead Of Touchdown, Poet-Diplomat Abhay K Pens Moon Anthem.

September 3, 2019 The first de-orbiting manoeuvre performed successfully in four seconds.September 4, 2019 The second de-orbiting manoeuvre executed in nine seconds.September 7, 2019The Vikram lander of Chandrayaan 2 scheduled to soft-land on moon between 1.30 am and 2.30 am on Saturday. It will be followed by the rollout of rover 'Pragyan' between 5.30 a.m and 6.30 a.m.