GSLVMkIII carrying Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft. (Picture courtesy: Twitter.com/ISRO) Photograph: Twitter
Jul 22, 2019, 02.30 PM
Watch: Chandrayaan-2 lifts off from Andhra Pradesh's Sriharikota
Jul 22, 2019, 02.22 PM
Jul 22, 2019, 01.53 PM
Filling of Liquid Hydrogen in Cryogenic Stage(C25) of GSLVMkIII-M1 completed.
Jul 22, 2019, 01.17 PM
#ISRO #Chandrayaan2— ISRO (@isro) July 22, 2019
As our journey begins, do you know what is the distance of Moon from Earth? The average distance is 3, 84, 000 km, Vikram lander will land on Moon on the 48th day of the mission, which begins today.
Here's different view of #GSLVMkIII-M1 pic.twitter.com/4LFEmT2xxZ
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
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
Jul 22, 2019, 10.55 AM
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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.
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."
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)
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.
🇮🇳 #ISROMissions 🇮🇳— ISRO (@isro) July 21, 2019
The launch countdown of #GSLVMkIII-M1/#Chandrayaan2 commenced today at 1843 Hrs IST. The launch is scheduled at 1443 Hrs IST on July 22nd.
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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
Jul 22, 2019, 06.42 AM
The countdown for the launch of Chandrayaan-2, India's second lunar exploration mission after Chandrayaan-1, begins Sunday evening.