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Chandrayaan 2 Launch: ISRO’s moon mission takes off

Chandrayaan 2 Launch: ISRO’s moon mission takes off


Mangalore Today News Network

July 22, 2019: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set to launch its second moon mission Chandrayaan-2 on Monday at 2:43 PM. The mission seeks to explore the unchartered Lunar south pole by landing a rover and will be launched onboard GSLV-Mk0III-M1 from Sriharikota. The Rs 978 crore mission will be launched from the second launchpad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre, over 100km from Chennai.

 

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It may be recalled that ISRO had aborted the launch of Chandrayaan-2 on July 15 (Sunday) die a technical snag which was spotted just 56 minutes before the planned launch of the ambitious mission. The 20-hour countdown for the launch began at 6.43pm on Sunday.

The launch of Chandrayaan 2 mission will be live-streamed by the ISRO on its social media handles on Facebook and Twitter. The live streaming of the Chandrayaan-2 launch can also be watched on DD National channel (Doordarshan’s YouTube channel), and ISRO’s official website - www.isro.gov.in


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