Chandrayaan-2 Launch: GSLVMkIII Carrying Moon Mission Spacecraft Undergoes Launch Checks at Sriharikota; ISRO Shares Image
Vikram lander mounted atop of the orbiter of Chandrayaan 2. (Photo Credit: ISRO)

Sriharihota, July 11: GSLVMkIII carrying Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft is currently undergoing launch checks at the launch pad of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. Chandrayaan-2 will be launched on July 15, 2019, at 2:51 am. Chandrayaan-2 is completely an indigenous mission. Chandrayaan 2 Launch Date And Time: Know When, Where And How to Watch Launch of India's Second Moon Mission From Sriharikota.

The estimated cost of Chandrayaan-2 is Rs  603 crore, while its launcher GSLV MK-III costs Rs 375 crore. According to the ISRO, Orbiter, with scientific payloads, would orbit around the moon. Lander would soft-land on the moon at a predetermined site and deploy Rover. The primary aim of the mission is to perform mineralogical and elemental studies of the lunar surface.

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Doordarshan (DD) will live telecast the Chandrayaan 2 launch. Doordarshan’s youtube channel will live stream the event. According to reports, the ISRO has initiated the online registration process for viewing the historic event. Chandrayaan 2: Launch Date, Project Cost & Other Details of India's Second Mission to Moon.

Chandrayaan-1 is the first Indian lunar mission. The ISRO on October 22, 2008, launched the Chandrayaan-1 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, at Sriharikota. The estimated cost for that project was Rs 386 crore. India became the fourth nation -- after the United States, China and Russia -- to successfully perform a "soft landing" of an unmanned mission on the moon with the launch of Chandrayaan-1.