ISRO Chandrayaan 2 Launch Highlights: ISRO has created history on Monday after the successful launch of Chandrayaan 2 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota. With this, Chandrayaan 2 has begun its nearly two-month-long journey to Earth’s only natural satellite, the Moon. ISRO has achieved this feat 11 years after it successfully launched Chandrayaan 1 mission to the Lunar orbit. From now on, the Chandrayaan 2 mission undergo a few critical and tricky phase, the toughest being its landing on lunar south polar region. ISRO will attempt a soft landing on the south pole of the Moon between September 6-8. If it surpasses that litmus test, ISRO will become the first space agency to carry out a successful soft landing on the south polar region of the Moon. Once it soft-lands on the Moon, India will join an elite list of countries ever to soft-land on the surface of the Moon with homegrown technology. Chandrayaan 2 is also the first Indian mission to explore the mysterious terrain of Moon with indigenous space-technology.
Chandrayaan 2 launch was earlier scheduled on July 15. However, one hour prior to the launch, ISRO aborted its launch mission due to a “technical snag” in the launch vehicle. Chandrayaan 2’s launch vehicle is ISRO’s most robust and advanced rocket and its success will further give the agency capacity to carry out more complex missions like Gaganyaan which is planned as a manned mission.