Chandrayaan 2: Here's everything you need to know about India's second lunar exploration mission

While all the Indians are currently busy congratulating the ISRO team for the successful launch and setting yet another benchmark in the field of space technology, here's everything you need to know about the mission.
Chandrayaan 2: Here's everything you need to know about India's second lunar exploration missionChandrayaan 2: Here's everything you need to know about India's second lunar exploration mission
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Today, India's second lunar exploration mission Chandrayaan 2 was launched by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) at 2.43 pm. The launching took place from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota in Nellore District of Andhra Pradesh. Twitter is abuzz with congratulatory wishes for the team of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for the successful launch.

It is indeed a proud moment for India. Several Bollywood celebrities including Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar and Prabhas took to social media to congratulate the ISRO team for the same. Akshay Kumar will be seen in the film titled 'Mission Mangal' which tells the story of ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission, which made Mars more accessible to explore. South star Prabhas who will be seen opposite Shraddha Kapoor in Saaho also congratulated the team.

While all the Indians are currently busy congratulating the ISRO team for the successful launch and setting yet another benchmark in the field of space technology, here's everything you need to know about the mission.

It was originally planned for July 15

The mission was originally planned for July 15, 2019. However, the launch was delayed due to a technical glitch.

Why the mission is so special

The mission is special as it is the first space mission to conduct a soft landing on the moon's South polar region.

The aim behind this mission

In a statement, ISRO revealed the aim behind this mission. "While there, we will also explore discoveries made by Chandrayaan-1, such as the presence of water molecules on the Moon and new rock types with unique chemical composition. Through this mission, we aim to expand India's footprint in space, surpass international aspirations and inspire a future generation of scientists, engineers and explorers," ISRO said in a statement.

Tech

As per Economic Times, an orbiter high resolution camera will capture high resolution images of the landing site and an imaging infrared spectrometer will identify minerals along with signatures (OH) and (H20) molecules in polar regions.

Help us understand our natural satellite better

This mission will help us understand our natural satellite better. Also, the studies will be performed by the lander, Vikram. For the uninitiated, the lander, Vikram has been named after Indian Space Research Programme, Dr Vikram A Sarabhai.

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