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And It’s Take Off!

And It’s Take Off!
The success of the launch of Chandrayaan 2 is a pivotal moment for India, Photo Credit: ISRO
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Chandrayaan 2 launches as per schedule on July 22, 2019

OT Staff
July 22 , 2019
03 Min Read

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched Chandraayan 2 on July 22, 2019 (Monday) after a technical snag halted its previous attempt. Themission, comprising a lunar orbiter, lander and rover, intends to map out the locations and abundance of lunar water. It will keep its date with the moon on September 6, 2019.

The three-component spacecraft will take 48 days to accomplish its task and is billed as the most-prestigious mission by ISRO. When Chandraayan 2 lands on the moon, India will become only the fourth country after the US, Russia and China to soft land on lunar surface.   

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Also read about Chandrayaan’s journey

ISRO has been drawing praise from all quarters after the take off:

 


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