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Chandrayaan-2 launch highlights

Chandrayaan-2 launch highlights

India’s most awaited rocket Chandrayaan-2 has been launched successfully yesterday at 2:43 p.m. as planned by ISRO. Though the launch was not successful on July 15, yesterday, the rocket has launched as planned.

Here are the highlights of the Chandrayaan-2 launch:

  • It is the most ambitious mission of India.
  • The Bahubali rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV-Mk III) lifted off the 3,850 kg Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft.
  • It has been launched from the second launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) Sriharikota.
  • It will land on the moon between 6 and 8 September.
  • The launch of Chandrayaan-2 was successful 11 years after it was approved by the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in 2008.
  • The scientific experiment will be carried on moon in one lunar day, i.e. 14 earth days.
  • The orbital experiment will be operational for one year.
  • Chandrayaan-2 is the successor of Chandrayaan-1 that was successfully launched in October 2008.
  • GSLV Mk-III is the heaviest rocket that was built by India.
  • The aim of Chandrayaan-2 is to discover a previously unexplored area on the lunar south pole.
  • Chandrayaan-1, the first lunar mission to the moon by India confirmed the presence of water on the lunar surface.
  • Hence, scientists suspect the presence of water in the form of ice and craters can reveal fossilized information about the early solar system.
  • The mission that costs less than ₹1,000 crores will help the scientists study the existence of water on the lunar south pole.
  • It was not explored by any other nation earlier and India will become the first nation to study it.
  • ISRO scientists are attempting for its soft landing on the moon.
  • If the mission is successful, i.e. after the successful soft landing of the rocket, India joins the elite space club with China, Russia and the United States.

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