After the initial setback at the launch of Chandrayaan-2 on July 15, 2019, which led to its postponement, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has today successfully launched the GSLV-MkIII-M1 carrying Chandrayaan-2 from Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota.
— ANI (@ANI) July 22, 2019
Chandrayaan2’s launch on July 15, 2019 was halted after just an hour before its launch a critical technical snag was detected by ISRO.
The Chandrayaan-2 comprises of three integrated parts namely: the Orbiter, the Lander (Vikram) and the Rover (Pragyan). The Rover would be used to conduct experiments on the Moon’s surface. The mission is to land at the south pole of the moon. This would be the world’s first expedition to the south pole region of the Moon.
As per latest news, GSLVMkIII-M1 has successfully injected Chandrayaan 2 into Earth’s orbit.
The average distance between Earth and Moon is 3,84,000 KM. The Vikram lander will land on the Moon on the 48th day of the mission, which begins today. If all goes well, it will land on the moon on 6th or 7th of September.
You can watch the entire launch here.
Launch of Chandrayaan 2 by GSLV MkIII-M1 Vehicle https://t.co/P93BGn4wvT
— ISRO (@isro) July 22, 2019