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Live: ISRO rocket with Chandrayaan 2 lifts off from Sriharikota

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

WION Web Team NEW DELHI Jul 22, 2019, 06.41 AM (IST)

Jul 22, 2019, 02.30 PM

Watch: Chandrayaan-2 lifts off from Andhra Pradesh's Sriharikota


Jul 22, 2019, 02.22 PM

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Jul 22, 2019, 01.53 PM

Filling of Liquid Hydrogen in Cryogenic Stage(C25) of GSLVMkIII-M1 completed.


Jul 22, 2019, 01.17 PM

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Jul 22, 2019, 11.58 AM

Proximity gives an edge to the moon in terms of space exploration. If you have to bring an astronaut back from Mars, it takes more than 6 months but for the moon, the total time is just 3 days: NASA space scientist Amitabha Ghosh to WION
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Jul 22, 2019, 11.56 AM

Astronaut Chris Hadfield, who was the first Canadian to walk in space, shares his views with WION about Chandrayaan-2

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Jul 22, 2019, 11.54 AM

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Jul 22, 2019, 11.26 AM

The future human colony on the lunar surface will require the development of infrastructure: Former NASA rocket scientist Dr Anita Sengupta

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Jul 22, 2019, 11.24 AM

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Jul 22, 2019, 10.39 AM

Chandrayaan 2 is going to tell us how accessible the water on the lunar surface is going for us: Georgiana Kramer, from Moon Mineralogy Mapper team of Chandrayaan 1 to WION's Mohammed Saleh
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Jul 22, 2019, 10.17 AM

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Jul 22, 2019, 09.48 AM

It might be possible to live on the moon in the coming ten years if we collectively choose to do so, says the first Canadian to walk in space, Chris Hadfield about India's Chandrayaan-2
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Jul 22, 2019, 09.41 AM

Lower cost is a positive aspect of Indian space programmes, says Alok Chatterjee, Project Engineer at JPL/NASA
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Jul 22, 2019, 09.39 AM

It will be the first Indian expedition to attempt a soft landing on the lunar surface, says Alok Chatterjee, Project Engineer at JPL/NASA
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Jul 22, 2019, 08.27 AM

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief K Sivan said that the Chandrayaan-2 will perform 15 crucial manoeuvres in the days to come. Sivan said that all the preparatory works regarding the launch have been completed and technical snags that developed in the first attempt have been rectified.ISRO is keeping update on the launch. 

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Jul 22, 2019, 08.21 AM

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."

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Jul 22, 2019, 06.57 AM

The Rs 978-crore Chandrayaan-2 Project will launch India into a club of nations that have successfully landed spacecraft on the moon—the US, Russia and China.

Besides gaining a spot in an elite club, India will make significant findings about the origin of the moon, its elemental composition, and more importantly, validate initial findings of the Chandrayaan I about the presence of water on the moon.


Jul 22, 2019, 06.56 AM

The 640-tonne GSLV-Mk3, on its first operational flight, will place Chandrayaan II in the Earth Parking Orbit (EPO) approximately 16.2 minutes after take-off. (Image courtesy: ISRO)

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Jul 22, 2019, 06.50 AM

The 20-hour countdown began at 6.43 pm on July 21. It will be launched at 2.43 pm today.

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Jul 22, 2019, 06.48 AM

"The technical snag we had observed on fifteenth (July 15) has been corrected. The vehicle is in good condition; the rehearsal has gone well too. The tests were conducted for 1.5 days to ensure the same snag does not recur. There are no chances of it happening again.": Indian space research organisation chairman K Sivan
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Jul 22, 2019, 06.42 AM

Chandrayaan-2 to perform 15 maneuvers, countdown for the launch begins

The countdown for the launch of Chandrayaan-2, India's second lunar exploration mission after Chandrayaan-1, begins Sunday evening.