.India today 22nd of July 2019 has successfully launched its second lunar mission Chandrayaan-2. The powerful rocket GSLV-MKIII-M1 from space port in Sriharikota. This will explore the uncharted south pole of the celestial body by landing a rover at 2:43 PM today.
The Launch of Chandrayaan-2 has proved the power of Indian Scientist and the determination to scale new frontiers of science in India as said on Monday by Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi in a series of tweet he also said that every Indian is immensely proud today.
After US, Russia and China India is the fourth country to pull off a soft landing of Moon. To launch Chandrayaan – 2 India has incurred 20 times lesser budget than of USA’s NASA.
In series of tweet Prime Minister said.
“Thanks to Chandrayaan, India’s lunar programme will get a substantial boost. Our existing knowledge of the moon will be significantly enhanced,”
“Efforts such as Chandrayaan-2 will further encourage our bright youngsters towards science, top quality research and innovation,”
“What would make every Indian overjoyed is the fact that Chandrayaan-2 is a fully indigenous mission. It will have an orbiter for remote sensing the Moon and also a Lander-Rover module for analysis of lunar surface. Special moments that will etched in the annals of our glorious history!,” he said
The success of mission’s brought in huge relief for ISRO scientists after the 15 July launch was called off just about an hour left following a technical glitch in the rocket and the launch was delayed by 7 days.