The Mughal era tomb, standing tall since 1754, was recently illuminated by the ministry
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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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ISRO has been drawing praise from all quarters after the take off:
The historic launch of #Chandrayaan2 from Sriharikota is a proud moment for all Indians. Congratulations to our scientists and engineers for furthering India's indigenous space programme. May @ISRO continue to master new technologies, and continue to conquer new frontiers— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) July 22, 2019
Special moments that will be etched in the annals of our glorious history!
The launch of #Chandrayaan2 illustrates the prowess of our scientists and the determination of 130 crore Indians to scale new frontiers of science.
Every Indian is immensely proud today! pic.twitter.com/v1ETFneij0— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 22, 2019
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