ISRO’s Chandrayaan-2 successfully takes off from Sriharikota, all eyes on ‘Baahubali’ Moon landing

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 22 July 2019, 03:36 PM
Chandrayaan-2 launch (Photo Credit: ISRO)
Chandrayaan-2 launch (Photo Credit: ISRO)

Chandrayaan-2 launch, which was called off due to a technical snag on July 1 5, 2019, has been finally launched successfully on Monday at 2:43 pm. Chandrayaan-2 was launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota on-board GSLV Mk-III. Chandrayaan-2 is India's second Moon mission after Cha ndrayaan-1, which will be deployed on the far side of the lunar surface. Chandrayaan-2 has three elements including the Rover, the Lander and the Orbiter. As soon as the spacecraft will make a soft landing on the moon, the lander will separate from the Orbiter and then perform a series of complex manoeuvres comprising of tough braking and fine braking. The lander, named Vikram, will land near the Moon’s South Pole and then it will then carry out experiments on Lunar surface for 1 Lunar day. A single lunar day is equal to 14 Earth days. However. Orbiter will continue its mission for a duration of one year. The historic Chandrayaan-2 mission will target a completely unexplored section of the Moon that is, its “South Polar region - Aitken Basin”. By conducting topographical studies and mineralogical analyses alongside a few other experiments on the Moon’s Surface, the ISRO’s ambitious mission aimed to get a better understanding of the Moon’s origin and its evolution. Let’s witness the ISRO’s historic Chandrayaan-2 launch together. Here’s the live updates for Chandrayaan-2 (Baahubali) Mission Launch:

3:30 pm: In a series of tweet, PM Modi congratulated ISRO for the successful launch of Chandrayaan-2. 

3:25 pm: “After that technical snag we had, we fixed it & now ISRO has bounced back with flying colours,” Sivan added.

3:20 pm: ISRO Chief K Sivan said, “I amm extremely happy to announce that the #GSLVMkIII-M1 successfully injected #Chandrayaan2 spacecraft into Earth Orbit. It is the beginning of a historic journey of India towards moon & to land at a place near South Pole to carry out scientific experiments.”

3:15 pm: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman congratulates ISRO for the successful launch of Chandrayaan-2. 

3:10 pm: ISRO Chairman Kailasavadivoo Sivan congratulates other Scientists after the successful launch of Chandrayaan-2.

2:59 pm: #GSLVMkIII-M1 successfully injects #Chandrayaan2 spacecraft into Earth Orbit Here's the view of #Chandrayaan2 separation. 

2:52 pm: Live Tracking of Chandrayan-2: 

2:43 pm: ISRO successfully launches Chandrayaan-2 from Sriharikota. 

2:15 pm: Live streaming of the Chandrayaan-2 launch begins. 

2:05 pm: Less than an hour to go ! #Chandrayaan2 #GSLVMkIII #ISRO 

1:45 pm: Filling of Liquid Hydrogen in Cryogenic Stage(C25) of #GSLVMkIII-M1 completed.

1:30 pm: As our journey begins, do you know what is the distance of Moon from Earth? The average distance is 3, 84, 000 km, Vikram lander will land on Moon on the 48th day of the mission, which begins today, tweets ISRO. 

12:45 pm: Two hours to go !!! Filling of Liquid Oxygen in Cryogenic Stage(C25) of #GSLVMkIII-M1 completed and Filling of Liquid Hydrogen is in progress, ISRO tweets.

12:30 pm: Doordarshan (DD) will live telecast the Chandrayaan 2 launch. You can also follow Doordarshan’s youtube channel for live streaming of Chandrayaan 2 launch. Reliance Jio users can watch it on Jio TV.

12:01 pm: Filling of Liquid Hydrogen for the Cryogenic Stage(C25) of #GSLVMkIII-M1 commenced. 

11:30 am: ISRO Online (https://www.isro.gov.in/) will live telecast the Chandrayaan 2 launch. You can follow the official twitter handle of ISRO and Facebook page for regular updates, images and videos.

11:00 am: Less than five hours for the launch !!! Filling of Liquid Oxygen for the Cryogenic Stage(C25) of #GSLVMkIII-M1 commenced.

10:50 am: You can watch the live streaming of the la unch of Chandrayaan-2 on the official website of News Nation i.e. https://www.newsnation.in/ or https://www.newsnation.in/live-tv.

10:40 am: Filling of N204 for the liquid core stage (L110) of #GSLVMkIII-M1 completed today (22.07.2019) at 0240 hrs IST, said ISRO.

10:30 am: Filling of N204 for the liquid core stage (L110) of #GSLVMkIII-M1 commenced, said ISRO.

10:20 am: UH25 (fuel) filling of liquid core stage (L110) of #GSLVMkIII-M1 completed, ISRO said.

10:10 am: UH25 (fuel) filling of liquid core stage (L110) of #GSLVMkIII-M1 commenced, ISRO said.

10:00 am: Earlier, on Sunday, ISRO took to twitter to announce that the launch countdown of #GSLVMkIII-M1/#Chandrayaan2 commenced today at 1843 Hrs IST.

9:50 am: Chandrayaan-2 will be launched at 2:43 pm and the countdown as already commenced. 

First Published: Monday, July 22, 2019 09:49 AM
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