Chandrayaan-2 launch: When and where to watch ISRO’s second lunar mission to Moon

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 22 July 2019, 10:47 AM
Chandrayaan-2 launch (File Photo)
Chandrayaan-2 launch (File Photo)

Chandrayaan-2 launch Live Streaming, When and where to watch ISRO’s second lunar mission to Moon: In a bid to add another feather in its cap, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch the Chandrayaan-2 on Monday (July 22, 2019). It will be a historic moment for India and as well as ISRO, soon after the Chandrayaan-2 succeeds in a soft landing on the Moon.

The launch of Chandrayaan-2 will take place from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota on-board GSLV Mk-III and will be deployed on the far side of the lunar surface. The far side of the Moon is also known as the ‘South Pole – Aitken Basin.’ It is to be noted that the place is still a mystery for astronauts and researchers. Therefore, the accomplishment of sending spacecraft to the basin is viewed as a historical one.

Not only you all, but the whole world would be keen to witness ISRO scripting history following the soft landing of Chandrayaan-2 on the Moon.

Chandrayaan-2 Launch: Date & Time

Chandrayaan-2 will be launched on July 22, 2019 at 2.43 pm from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota on-board GSLV Mk-III. It will be injected into an Earth parking 170 x40400 km orbit. Subsequently, Chandrayaan-2 will be put on Lunar Transfer Trajectory.

Chandrayaan 2 has three elements including the Rover, the Lander and the Orbiter. As soon as the spacecraft will land 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 on September the 6th, 2019. 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.

Chandrayaan-2 launch: When & where to watch

Chandrayaan-2 launch will be one of the biggest events and we are hoping that ISRO scientists will script a history. You can watch the live streaming of the launch of Chandrayaan-2 on the official website of News Nation i.e. https://www.newsnation.in/ or https://www.newsnation.in/live-tv. Also, the News Nation website will bring to you the live updates of the historic launch of Chandrayaan-2.

In the meantime, 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.

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.

Chandrayaan-2 Mission: Objectives

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. The mission is being considered as a challenge since no space agency has ever explored the South Polar Region of the Moon.

It is worth mentioning here that the launch of Chandrayaan-2 was supposed to take place on July 15, 2019, however, it was called off due to technical snag. Chandrayaan-2 was all set to be launched from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh at 2:51 am with a rover that would land on the moon in about two months' time. However, the launch was stopped 56 minutes and 24 seconds before take-off at 1.55 am following the announcement from the Mission Control Centre.

First Published: Sunday, July 21, 2019 08:47 AM
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