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Chandrayaan-2: ISRO's Mission Moon

Chandrayaan-2, ISRO’s second unmanned lunar mission, is boldly taking India where no country has gone before – the south pole of the moon. Launched on board 'Bahubali' GSLV Mk III, the Rs 603-crore rover will analyse minerals, map the moon's surface and search for water. The mission is a sequel to the successful Chandrayaan-1, which orbited the moon in 2008 and helped confirm the presence of water on lunar surface.

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Jul 22, 2019, 07:51 PM IST
India scripts history by successfully launching Chandrayaan-2 from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.
 

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Jul 22, 2019, 07:50 PM IST
India’s second inter-planetary mission was made possible by a group of ace women scientists and leading them by example of sheer dedication and perseverance was Vanitha Muthayya. She is among the 30 per cent women of the team who thrust the mission to a successful launch.
 

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Jul 22, 2019, 07:00 PM IST
Here's another view of the majestic lift-off of GSLV MKIII-M1 carrying Chandrayaan-2
 

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Jul 22, 2019, 05:52 PM IST
The Rs 10 billion ($146 million) mission, if successful, will enable India to carry out studies on the presence of water on the south pole of the moon. Only the United States, Russia and China have been on the moon and none have been on the south pole.
 

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Jul 22, 2019, 05:22 PM IST
India scripts history by successfully launching Chandrayaan-2 from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, days after the lift-off was aborted due to a technical snag. Take a look at the pictures.
 

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Jul 22, 2019, 04:43 PM IST
People have taken to Twitter to commend the successful launch of the second moon mission of India. Celebrities, ministers including honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi have tweeted inc celebration, extending their support to ISRO's efforts.
 

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Jul 22, 2019, 03:57 PM IST
The three-component spacecraft weighing 3,850 kg comprises an orbiter, the lander and the rover. The Rs 978-crore Chandrayan 2 will take 48 days to accomplish the task of landing on the Moon through meticulously planned orbital phases. Billed as the most complex and prestigious mission ever undertaken by the ISRO since its inception, Chandrayaan 2 will make India the fourth country to soft land on the lunar surface after Russia, the United States and China.
 

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Jul 22, 2019, 03:49 PM IST
The European Space Agency (ESA) congratulated Indian Space Research Organistion (ISRO) on its successful launch of Chandrayaan-2.
 

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Jul 22, 2019, 03:25 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the team of scientists who worked round the clock to script history today. In a series of tweets, PM Modi extended his felicitation for ISRO for "etching in the annals of our glorious history." He said 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."
 

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Jul 22, 2019, 03:20 PM IST
ISRO chairman K Sivan on Monday termed the successful launch of India’s second moon mission as the “beginning of a historic journey” that would “explore the unexplored”. Speaking about the mission, Sivan said the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) had bounced back “with flying colours” after a technical snag led to the mission being called off at the eleventh hour during the first attempt on July 15.
 

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Jul 22, 2019, 03:10 PM IST
GSLVMkIII-M1 successfully injects Chandrayaan2 spacecraft into Earth Orbit
 

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Jul 22, 2019, 03:00 PM IST
The Chandrayaan-2 mission launch will be live streamed by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on its social media handles @isro on Twitter and on Facebook.
 

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Jul 22, 2019, 02:45 PM IST
GSLVMkIII-M1 lifts-off from Sriharikota carrying Chandrayaan-2
 

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Jul 22, 2019, 01:00 PM IST
The United States of America is the only country to have sent a manned mission to Moon. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) carried out the famous moon landings including the one in 1969 that took the first man to the moon, Neil Armstrong.
 

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Senior Scientist at the ISRO, Chandrakant  Senior Scientist at the ISRO, Chandrakant
Jul 22, 2019, 11:30 AM IST
Chandrakanta has designed the antenna systems for the Indian satellites and ground stations. He served as project manager, antenna systems, for Chandrayaan-1, GSAT-12 and ASTROSAT.
 

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Jul 22, 2019, 10:20 AM IST
The ISRO has begun the countdown for the launch of Chandrayaan-2 and posted a tweet for the excited followers.
 

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A view of the Chandrayaan-2 on board GSLVMkIII-M1 at Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Nellore district. (Image: PTI)  A view of the Chandrayaan-2 on board GSLVMkIII-M1 at Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Nellore district. (Image: PTI)
Jul 22, 2019, 10:10 AM IST
ISRO dramatically scraps launch of Chandrayaan 2 because of technical problem
 

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Jul 22, 2019, 10:05 AM IST
Vikram Lander is seen mounted on the orbiter of Chandrayaan-2, India's first moon lander and rover mission planned and developed by ISRO, at the launch center in Sriharikota.
 

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Jul 14, 2019, 11:44 PM IST
ISRO tweets photo of ‘people dwarfed by 14-storey high GSLV Mk-3’ to put in perspective the gigantic size of the launcher.
 

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Jul 14, 2019, 10:49 PM IST
Here’s a look at what India spent on Chandrayaan-2, the mission timeline, and its to-do list on the moon
 

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Ritu Karidhal  Ritu Karidhal
Jul 14, 2019, 09:29 PM IST
For Ritu Karidhal, sky is no longer the limit. Meet the Chandrayaan-2 mission director
 

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Jul 14, 2019, 08:54 PM IST
Two children from Jammu visited the ISRO station in Andhra Pradesh this week and recalled listening to moon stories from their grandmother. There was a time when moon was just a celestial body too far away for them to reach. Not anymore, they say.

 

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Jul 14, 2019, 03:40 PM IST
Other than India, the United States, the USSR, China and Japan are the four other nations that have sent missions to the moon.
 

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Jul 14, 2019, 03:26 PM IST
A team of scientists at IIT Kanpur contributed to the home-grown mission by developing a piece of motion technology, which will help the rover manoeuvre on the surface of the moon and aid its landing.
 

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Jul 14, 2019, 03:16 PM IST
Chandrayaan-2 mission costs less than half the budget of the Hollywood blockbuster 'Avengers Endgame' just as India's first Mars satellite cost less than budget of the space sci-fi 'Gravity'.
 

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Chandrayaan 1 vs Chandrayaan 2  Chandrayaan 1 vs Chandrayaan 2
Jul 13, 2019, 02:57 PM IST
How the Chandrayaan 2 compares with its predecessor the Chandrayaan 1
 

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Jul 13, 2019, 09:00 AM IST
All you need to know about 'Baahubali' rocket GSLV Mk-III, also dubbed the 'Fat Boy', which will carry Chandrayaan-2 to the moon
 

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Chandrayaan 2  Chandrayaan 2
Jul 13, 2019, 07:19 AM IST
How does Chandrayaan-2 fare cost-wise among four lunar pioneers? India has spent about $140 million to get Chandrayaan-2 ready for the 384,400-km trip. The United States spent about $25 billion, the equivalent of more than $100 billion in current prices, on 15 Apollo missions.
 

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Jul 12, 2019, 07:28 PM IST
The ISRO asked what people would want to carry on Chandrayaan-2 mission. Twitter threw up some quirky answers with #MoonEssentials becoming a top Twitter trend.
 

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Jul 10, 2019, 12:15 PM IST
Meet the 'rocket women' behind Chandrayaan 2, India's second lunar mission. Muthyya Vanitha is the project director and Ritu Karidhal is the mission director.
 

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Jul 10, 2019, 09:22 AM IST
First Pictures of ISRO's Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter, Lander & Rover: India's second moon mission Chandrayaan-2 is expected to launch off in July, with an expected landing on the Moon in September. Chandrayaan-2, has three modules namely Orbiter, Lander (Vikram) and Rover (Pragyan).
 

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Jan 01, 1970, 05:30 AM IST
How ISRO’s former director had to persuade Chandrayaan-2 project director to take the wheel
 
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