Chandrayaan-2 launch, date, time, mission objectives, all you need to know

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Chandrayaan 2 — India’s second Moon mission — is set to be launched on July 15 at 2.51 am.

The Chandrayaan-2 mission will be help India and world broaden the horizon of human knowledge. Chandrayaan-2 mission will explore the dark side of the Moon after it lands on the cosmic body’s south polar region.

Chandrayaan-2 will be launched onboard the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mk-III, or GSLV Mk-III, rocket.

Chandrayaan-2 will help expand India’s footprint in space, inspire a future generation of scientists, engineers, and explorers and surpass international aspirations. Chandrayaan-2 is an advanced version of the previous Chandrayaan-1 mission, which was launched about 10 years ago.

Chandrayaan-2 will be aided in achieving its mission by some of India’s most advanced engineering marvels. Its integrated module, which comprises technology and software developed across the country, includes Isro’s most powerful launch vehicle to date and a wholly indigenous rover.

The Chandrayaan-2 launch will take place in the early hours of Monday, July 15 — 2:51 am to be precise. Those wanting to watch the Chandrayaan 2 launch live have several choices.

The luckiest will be those who managed to register to watch the Chandrayaan 2 launch from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre’s viewing gallery — registrations, which take place on the space centre’s website, are now closed.

The Chandrayaan-2 launch can also be viewed via live streaming services.

If you’re near a television on launch day, you can switch to Doordarshan, which will cover the Chandrayaan 2 launch live. Doordarshan usually covers space launches live with its own commentary and visuals from both the launch pad from the Indian Space Research Organisation’s mission control room.

If you’re not near a television when Chandrayaan-2 launches, fret not. You can log on to Doordarshan’s official channel on YouTube, which will live stream the Chandrayaan-2 launch visuals.

The Chandrayaan 2 live streaming source will be Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) itself. The space agency will run a live stream of the Chandrayaan 2 launch on its social media handles. Follow @isro on Twitter or log on to https://www.facebook.com/ISRO where the space agency will live stream the Chandrayaan 2 launch.

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