The countdown for the launch of the Chandrayaan-2 mission, India’s 2nd mission to the Moon, starts at 6:43 pm on Sunday, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K Sivan stated. The Chandrayaan-2 mission is going to be launched at 2:43 pm on Monday from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
“The 20-hour countdown will begin at 6:43 pm today. It will be launched at 2:43 pm tomorrow. All arrangements are going well,” the ISRO chief stated.
During the countdown time period, the rocket and spacecraft’s systems will certainly go through checkups and fuelling.
The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark 3 (GSLV-Mk 3) rocket with Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft was originally scheduled for flight at 2:51 am on July 15. But, the Chandrayaan-2 launch was postponed after a technical snag was identified in the launch vehicle one hour before the rocket lift-off.
“Chandrayaan-2 will be launched on Monday afternoon. All the preparatory works regarding the launch have been completed. Technical snags that developed in the first attempt have been rectified,” Sivan informed reporters.
The ISRO chief also asserted that the Chandrayaan-2 will carry out 15 crucial actions in the phase to appear.
Weighing around 640-tonne, the GSLV-Mk III rocket is nicknamed ‘Bahubali’ after the hero of a BlockBuster film of the similar name. The rocket is going to transport the 3.8-tonne Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft. The lift-off of the three-component spacecraft weighed 3,850 kg and made up an orbiter, the lander along with the rover.
At the time launched, Chandrayaan-2 will likely be the first Indian venture to endeavor a soft landing on the lunar surface. This mission makes India the 4th country after the US, Russia, and China to execute a soft landing on the Moon.Share this to your,