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.
One of India's most important and prestigious space missions, #Chandrayaan2, is led by women, which also happens to be a first for @isro! Proud of our spacewomen.
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.
Jul 14, 2019, 04.14 PM
Akshay Kumar wishes luck to women scientists leading Chandrayaan-2 mission.
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.
Jul 14, 2019, 10.42 AM
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.
Jul 14, 2019, 09.23 AM
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.
Jul 14, 2019, 09.13 AM
The launch countdown of #GSLVMkIII-M1/#Chandrayaan-2 commenced today at 0651 Hrs IST. The launch is scheduled at 0251Hrs IST on July 15th.
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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.
Jul 14, 2019, 08.59 AM
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)
Jul 14, 2019, 08.57 AM
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.
Jul 14, 2019, 08.54 AM
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.
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.