Chandrayaan 2, India’s second lunar mission was launched successfully on Monday from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh at 2.43 pm. The much ambitious mission to the moon was supposed to take place on July 15 but was aborted due to a technical snag just an hour before the take-off. The countdown for this lunar mission began last evening and with the rocket 'Baahubali' carrying the Chandrayaan 2 spacecraft, netizens joined along in cheering for the big mission. Chandrayaan 2 Launched Successfully by ISRO From Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota; India Scripts History With Second Moon Mission.
The Rs 978-crore lunar mission carried the heavy-lift rocket GSLV MkIII-M1 which had an Orbiter, Lander and a Rover. It is expected to take 54 days to accomplish the mission of landing on the surface of the moon. This mission makes India the fifth country to land on the lunar surface, after Russia, the US, Japan and China. It is indeed a moment of pride for the country and people are expressing it on social media. People are posting pictures and videos of the lift-off on their social media accounts, expressing the sheer pride of this mammoth achievement. Those who could watch it from their respective region in Andhra Pradesh ensured they headed to their terrace to see the takeoff. Chandrayaan 2 Explained! When Will ISRO's GSLV-Mk III Reach Moon And What Will Happen After That?
Check People's Tweets on Chandrayaan 2:
The lift-off moment!
Chandrayaan 2 Launched! Virender Sehwag, Suresh Raina and Other Sportspersons Join India in Congratulating ISRO On Landmark Event
— 🇮🇳अभिषेक द्विवेदी🇮🇳 (@dwivedi344) July 22, 2019
And Lift Off.... #Chandrayaan2 is on its way to reach The Moon's South pole.
Making India The First country inthe world to reach Moon's south pole. pic.twitter.com/lNgzc0vRJs
— Why So Serious ! (@SurrealZak) July 22, 2019
Feeling so proud
— 💙🇮🇳 (@ur_n1ghtmare) July 22, 2019
People watching Chandrayaan 2
— Bollywood Gandu (@BollywoodGandu) July 22, 2019
— Akash Patel (@akashpatel1291) July 22, 2019
Salute to ISRO
— Prakash Vaishnav (@prakash0316) July 22, 2019
— PRAKHAR SHUKLA (@prakharshukla28) July 22, 2019
Even Google could not resist
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— Google India (@GoogleIndia) July 22, 2019
People took to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to share pictures, videos and express their happiness at the successful launch. As per the ISRO website, the lunar landing is expected to happen around September 7, 2019. The orbital experiments will happen for about a year. It is indeed a historic moment for all the country and we too give our heartiest congratulations to the entire team behind Chandrayaan 2!