ISRO aims to launch its first unmanned mission in December, under the Gaganyaan project. The launch was scheduled for December last year.
PM Modi, who was in the ISRO headquarters to witness the historic moment, asked the scientists to not lose hope and be courageous.
According to ISRO, Chandrayaan-2 will shed light on a completely unexplored region of the Moon, the South Pole. The mission’s success will make India, the fourth country after Russia, the US and China to make a soft landing on the Moon.
On September 7, the spacecraft's lander, Vikram, is expected to soft-land on the south pole of the moon and unleash the rover to explore the surface.
INCOSPAR was set up by the Government of India in 1962. Indian Space Research Organisation, formed in 1969, superseded the erstwhile INCOSPAR.
Chandrayaan-2, India’s indigenous moon mission has been launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh at 2.43 pm today. This is India’s unmanned lunar mission which is carrying Pragyan Rover, an AI powered robot, to explore surface of the Moon.
Chandrayaan-2, India’s indigenous moon mission was launch from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh at 2.43 pm today.
GSLV Mk-III is India’s most powerful rocket launch vehicle. It can transfer satellites to the Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit.