Chandrayaan-2 successful launch: Union ministers congratulate ISRO scientists

GSLV MK-III successfully injects Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft into Earth Orbit. Photograph:( IANS )

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Jul 22, 2019, 03.54 PM (IST) Edited By: Riya Gupta

As Chandrayaan-2 successfully launched on July 22, all the Union ministers congratulated the scientists of Indan Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

Union Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted, ''I congratulate our scientists at @isro for the successful launch of #Chandrayaan2 and setting yet another benchmark in the field of space technology. A grateful nation is proud of them. I also thank PM Modi ji for encouraging our institutions for setting new standards everytime.''

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted, ''Congratulations to ISRO scientists on flawless launching of #Chandrayaan2 from Sriharikota. Team ISRO scripted a new chapter in India’s space history with the launch of this ambitious and indigenous Mission to Moon. The nation is extremely proud of its scientists and Team ISRO.''

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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tweeted, ''Congratulations on #Chandrayaan2. Compliments to the entire team @isro.''

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Chandrayaan-2 will explore a region of Moon where no mission has ever set foot. The spacecraft consists of an orbiter, a lander, and a rover together referred to as "composite body."

This mission will make India the fourth country after the US, Russia, and China to carry out a soft landing on Moon.

Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also congratulated ISRO scientists and also said, ''The launch of #Chandrayaan2 illustrates the prowess of our scientists and the determination of 130 crore Indians to scale new frontiers of science.''