Sriharikota, July 13: With just one night remaining for the launch of Chandrayaan 2 Moon mission, the excitement is over the head. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will be scripting history in the wee hours of Monday, July 15, when Chandrayaan-2, or Moon Chariot 2, will blast off from Andhra Pradesh's Sriharikota Island. Chandrayaan 2: 10 Things You Must Know About India’s Second Moon Mission.
The Moon Chariot 2 will be launched by a Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III (GSLV Mk III) and will attempt to land the lunar surface on September 6. The Chandrayaan 2 is India's second effort to study the moon. Unlike Chandrayaan 1, its sequel will have a rover which will move on the moon surface for one lunar day (14 Earth Days).
To witness the historic movement, the best way to watch the launch is from Satish Dhawan Space Centre's viewing gallery in Sriharikota. However, this option is not possible for everyone as the registrations are now closed. Chandrayaan 2: Launch Date, Project Cost & Other Details of India's Second Mission to Moon.
Date and time of Chandrayaan 2 launch:
The launch will take place in the wee hours of Monday, July 15, at 2.51 am.
Where to watch the Chandrayaan 2 launch online?
Where to watch Chandrayaan 2 Moon mission launch on television?
The official telecast will be on Doordarshan at 1:30 am on Monday, the broadcaster will be live from ISRO's mission control room and the launch pad.
Where to watch Chandrayaan 2 Moon mission launch on Youtube?
Doordarshan's YouTube channel will also live stream the launch of Chandrayaan 2.
If the launch is successful, Chandrayaan 2 will become the first spacecraft to land on Moon's south polar region. The mission would also make India fourth country -after the United States, Russia and China- to soft land on the moon.