India’s second moon mission Chandrayaan-2 , that aims to do landing on the Moon’s South Polar Region took off successfully from Sriharikota at 2: 43 pm . It is the first Indian mission to explore the moon’s terrain with indigenous technology.
India is seeking to become the fourth country to land on the Moon after the US, China, and the former Soviet Union.
Indigenously developed GSLV-Mk-3 is India’s most powerful rocket and can carry a 4-tonne satellite 36,000 km above earth. The Chandrayaan-2 mission the spacecraft with an orbiter, lander and rover weighs 3.8 tonne.
India’s unmanned lunar mission that will land on the South Pole of the moon a first for any country will be successful in its second bid , said the space agency chief, a week after a technical snag put off the first try of the launch at the final hour.
The technical snag we had observed on July 15 has been corrected. The vehicle is in good condition; the rehearsal has gone well too, K Sivan, chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation, told reporters.