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Live Update: Watch launch of Chandrayaan2- Chandrayaan-2 lifts off

Chandrayaan-2, a grand mission that aims to place a rover on the Moon, is set to launch from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota at 2:43 pm today. Chandrayaan-2 is India’s second mission to the Moon but the first attempt to land a rover on the Moon.

After its launch, Chandrayaan-2 will spend a few weeks traveling to the Moon. In the first week of September, the Chandrayaan-2 orbiter will deploy the lander, which is named as Vikram.

3:15pm: ISpRO Chief K Sivan says he is extremely happy to announce that the GSLVMkIII-M1 succesfully injected Chandrayaan2 spacecraft into Earth Orbit.


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2:43 pm: GSLV Mklll- M1/ Chandrayaan-2 lifts off

Here’s an update from ISRO

2:41 pm: Carries 14 payloads which include 8 in the orbiter, 4 in the lander and the 2 in the rover.

2:38 pm: A shot of the Pragyan Rover on the ramp of the Vikram Lander in clean room, before its integration with the launch vehicle.

2: 20pm Finally the liquid hydrogen is filled into the cryogenic stage.

 

 

Watch the launch of GSLV Mklll- M1/ Chandrayaan-2

 

 

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