Sriharikota, July 21: Chandrayaan 2, India’s second moon mission, is set for a launch on July 22, Monday, after the mission had to be called off last week on Sunday, July 15. ISRO then said that the launch would take place on July 22, Monday. Ahead of the launch, here’s all you need to know about India’s second moon mission. Chandrayaan 2 to be Launched by ISRO on Monday at 2.51 AM From Sriharikota; Here's All You Need to Know About India's Second Mission to the Moon.
The much anticipated launch was cancelled hardly an hour before the Chandrayaan 2 mission was about to take off. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said that the calling off of the Chandrayaan 2 was due to a “technical glitch” and that the mission would have to be relaunched. Chandrayaan 2 Launch: ISRO’s Low-Cost Moon Mission Puts India Among Lunar Pioneers.
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What’s at Stake?
If Monday’s launch becomes successful, India will enter an elite club as it will become only the fourth country to execute a soft land on the Moon. The countries which have successfully executed a soft land on moon are USA, Russia and China.
What is Chandrayaan 2 Mission?
“Chandrayaan 2 is an Indian lunar mission that will boldly go where no country has ever gone before — the Moon's south-polar region. Through this effort, the aim is to improve our understanding of the Moon — discoveries that will benefit India and humanity as a whole. These insights and experiences aim at a paradigm shift in how lunar expeditions are approached for years to come — propelling further voyages into the farthest frontiers,” said ISRO.
Cost of Chandrayaan 2 Mission?
The Chandrayaan 2 mission costs Rs 978 crore. The heavy-lift rocket GSLV MkIII-M1 is expected to take 54 days to accomplish the mission of landing on the moon. It is named Baahubali
New Launch Time and Place?
After the launch was cancelled last Monday, ISRO announced that the launch is rescheduled at 2:43 PM- Indian Standard Time (IST) on Monday, July 22, 2019.
Why is the Chandrayaan 2 Mission Special?
The Chandrayaan 2 Mission is the first space mission to conduct a soft landing on the Moon's south polar region. It is also the first Indian expedition to attempt a soft landing on the lunar surface with home-grown technology.