ISRO Chandrayaan 2 launch Live: GSLV MKIII-M1 Successfully Launches Chandrayaan-2 Spacecraft

ISRO Chandrayaan 2 launch Live: GSLV MKIII-M1 Successfully Launches Chandrayaan-2 Spacecraft
ISRO Chandrayaan 2 launch Live: GSLV MKIII-M1 Successfully Launches Chandrayaan-2 Spacecraft

ISRO Chandrayaan 2 launch Live: GSLV MKIII-M1 Successfully Launches Chandrayaan-2 Spacecraft


This powerful rocket, popularly known as 'Bahubali', is working in a normal way. From this, Chandrayaan-2 will be launched from Satish Dhawan Space Center of Sriharikota on July 22 at 2:43 pm.

The spacecraft is now revolving round the earth with a perigee (nearest point to Earth) of 169.7 km and an apogee (farthest point to Earth) of 45,475 km. Today’s flight marks the first operational flight of the GSLV Mk III.


16 minutes 14 seconds after lift-off, the vehicle injected Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft into an elliptical earth orbit.

Chandrayaan-2 is India's second mission to the moon. It comprises a fully indigenous Orbiter, Lander (Vikram) and Rover (Pragyan). The Rover Pragyan is housed inside Vikram lander.

Main motive of India's Moon Mission Chandrayaan-2

The mission objective of Chandrayaan-2 is to develop and demonstrate the key technologies for end-to-end lunar mission capability, including soft-landing and roving on the lunar surface.

According to the Science, this mission aims to further expand our knowledge about the Moon through a detailed study of its topography, mineralogy, surface chemical composition, thermo-physical characteristics and atmosphere leading to a better understanding of the origin and evolution of the Moon.

It will perform a series of complex braking manoeuvers to soft land in the South polar region of the Moon on September 7, 2019.

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