Chandrayaan-2, a beginning of a historical journey of India: ISRO chief
Sriharikota (AP): After the successful launch of Chandrayaan-2 on Monday, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) director Kailasavadivoo Sivan said that it was the beginning of a historical journey of India towards the moon. The Sivan also said that we (India), bounced back in flying colours after the earlier technical snag.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted that the launch of Chandrayaan-2 illustrates the prowess of our scientists and the determination of 130 crore Indians to scale new frontiers of science. Every Indian is immensely proud today!
Special moments that will be etched in the annals of our glorious history!— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 22, 2019
The launch of #Chandrayaan2 illustrates the prowess of our scientists and the determination of 130 crore Indians to scale new frontiers of science.
Every Indian is immensely proud today! pic.twitter.com/v1ETFneij0
Besides PM Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah also tweeted congratulating the scientists over the successful launch of Chandrayaan-2.
I congratulate our scientists at @isro for the successful launch of #Chandrayaan2 and setting yet another benchmark in the field of space technology. A grateful nation is proud of them.— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) July 22, 2019
I also thank PM Modi ji for encouraging our institutions for setting new standards everytime. pic.twitter.com/k26szPwhIE
India's second moon mission Chandrayaan-2 aimed at landing a rover on unchartered Lunar South Pole was launched on Monday with the country's most powerful geosynchronous launch vehicle successfully injecting the spacecraft in the Earth orbit after lift-off from the spacesport.
The 43.43m tall three stage rocket GSLV-MkIII-M1 blasted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre here into cloudy skies at 2.43 p.m and about 16 minutes later released the 3,850 kg Chandrayaan-2 into the orbit, a week after the earlier launch was called off on July 15 following a technical snag observed during the propellant filling stage.
The injection of the Chandrayaan-2 into the Earth orbit marks the successful accomplishment of the first phase of the ambitious mission that will take about 48 days to land on the Moon surface.
(With PTI inputs)