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WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Jul 15, 2019, 02:00 AM IST

GSLVMkIII carrying Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft. (Picture courtesy: Photograph:(Twitter)

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The Indian Space Research Organisation is counting down to the launch of India's second mission to the Moon, Chandrayaan-2. The spacecraft, carrying an orbiter, lander and a rover, will be launched on a Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-MkIII between on July 15 a 2.51 am IST from a launch pad in Sriharikota.The Chandrayaan-2 integrated module is expected to reach the Moon's orbit by September, and make a landing on 6 September.

15 Jul 2019, 1:54 (IST)

Filling of Liquid Hydrogen in Cryogenic stage of GSLVMkIII-M1 completed, tweets ISRO.



15 Jul 2019, 0:34 (IST)

Filling of Liquid oxygen in cryogenic stage of GSLVMkIII-M1 completed and filling of Liquid Hydrogen is in progress, tweets ISRO. 






15 Jul 2019, 0:29 (IST)

Visitors gather outside Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota where Chandrayaan-2  is scheduled to be launched at 2:51am today.




14 Jul 2019, 10:29 PM (IST)

Filling of liquid oxygen in cryogenic stage of GSLV-MkIII-M1 has Commenced, tweets ISRO.




14 Jul 2019, 8:14 PM (IST)

Chandrayaan 2 is an Indian lunar mission that will boldly go where no country has ever gone before -- the Moon`s south polar region.



14 Jul 2019, 7:05 PM (IST)

Actor Sonakshi Sinha has praised women scientists for leading the mission as India gears up for Chandrayaan-2. One of India`s most important and prestigious space missions, Chandrayaan 2, is led by women, which also happens to be a first for ISRO! Proud of our spacewomen. To the moon!!!" she tweeted.



14 Jul 2019, 4:59 PM (IST)

Chandrayaan-2 to be 'most complex mission' ISRO has taken so far: Former chief G Madhavan Nair

Chandrayaan-2, India's Moon mission to the unexplored south polar region of Earth's natural satellite will blast off on July 15 at 2:51 am. It will be launched from Sriharikota's space centre in Andhra Pradesh.

14 Jul 2019, 4:14 PM (IST)

Akshay Kumar wishes luck to women scientists leading Chandrayaan-2 mission.



14 Jul 2019, 3:55 PM (IST)


14 Jul 2019, 3:08 PM (IST)

Watch: Chandrayaan-2 all set for 3.84 lakh km voyage


14 Jul 2019, 3:06 PM (IST)

Watch: ISRO Chairman K Sivan speaks exclusively to WION


14 Jul 2019, 3:04 PM (IST)

Watch: A brief history of every moon mission in the history of space exploration


14 Jul 2019, 1:59 PM (IST)

In pics: Isro gears up for soft landing on Moon with Chandrayaan-2

ISRO is all set to launch its low-cost mission become only the fourth country to land a probe on the Moon as the countdown begins with the renewed interest.

14 Jul 2019, 12:08 PM (IST)


14 Jul 2019, 12:08 PM (IST)


14 Jul 2019, 11:11 AM (IST)

Chandrayaan-2 costs nearly Rs 1000 crore

According to reports, India has spent about Rs 978 crore ($142 million) to get Chandrayaan-2 ready for the 384,400 kilometres (around 240,000 miles) trip from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre to the scheduled landing on the lunar South Pole on September 6. The nearly Rs 1000 crore cost includes Rs 603 crore mission cost and Rs 375 crore for its launch, the cost of GSLV MK III. 

14 Jul 2019, 10:42 AM (IST)

Chandrayaan II a very important and prestigious mission: ISRO Chairman

Chandrayaan II is a very important and prestigious mission for India, said ISRO chairman Kailasavadivoo Sivan on Saturday ahead of the lunar mission's launch on Monday.The ISRO chairman on Saturday visited the Sri Venkateswara temple here.

Speaking to the media after visiting the temple, he said, "On Monday early morning at 2.51 am, we are going to launch the most important and prestigious mission, Chandrayaan II.

"A GSLV Mark III vehicle is going to be used for the mission and after a successful launch; it will take nearly two months to land on the moon at the South Pole," Sivan added.

14 Jul 2019, 9:22 (IST)

Launch date and time: July 15 at 2.51 am

Launch site: Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh

Objective: Chandrayaan-2 will help expand India's footprint in space, inspire a future generation of scientists, engineers, and explorers and surpass international aspirations. Chandrayaan-2 is an advanced version of the previous Chandrayaan-1 mission, which was launched about 10 years ago.

14 Jul 2019, 9:13 (IST)


14 Jul 2019, 9:12 (IST)

Chandrayaan-2 costs less than Hollywood blockbuster 'Avengers Endgame'

India's second Moon mission, Chandrayaan-2, has evoked great interest in Western media and scientific journals, with many saying the mission that costs less than half of the budget of Hollywood blockbuster "Avengers Endgame" will put India in league with lunar pioneers - the US, Russia and China.

14 Jul 2019, 8:58 (IST)

The Earth and the Moon have a lot more in common than most of us realise. And studying these commonalities will help us understand our own planet better. We hope to do this with Chandrayaan-2. (Picture courtesy: ISRO)



14 Jul 2019, 8:57 (IST)

Chandrayaan-2: A successor to Chandrayaan-1

Chandrayaan-2 is the successor mission of Chandrayaan-1 which was India's first mission to the moon. It operated for almost a year (between October 2008 and August 2009). The lunar orbiter is best known for helping to discover evidence of water molecules on the moon.

14 Jul 2019, 8:54 (IST)

The 20-hour countdown for the July 15 early morning lift-off of India's heavy rocket nicknamed the 'Bahubali' carrying the Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft began at 6.51 am on Sunday, a top official of the Indian space agency said.

14 Jul 2019, 8:49 (IST)

Chandrayaan-2 lunar mission: Why the interest in moon?

India's ambitious Chandrayaan-2 lunar mission to the moon is all set for launch on July 15 at 2:51am.This will be India's first attempt to land on the moon and the rover will go to the moon's south pole where no country has gone before.

14 Jul 2019, 8:47 (IST)

Chandrayaan-2 an important and prestigious mission: ISRO chief K Sivan

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman Kailasavadivoo Sivan ahead of Chandrayaan-2 launch said that the lunar mission is a very important and prestigious mission for India.