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.
ISRO Chief K Sivan: I’m 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. pic.twitter.com/vgNXVNOcSr
— ANI (@ANI) July 22, 2019
2:43 pm: GSLV Mklll- M1/ Chandrayaan-2 lifts off
Here’s an update from ISRO
Our updates will continue. pic.twitter.com/oNQo3LB38S
— ISRO (@isro) July 22, 2019
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.