The countdown for the Chandrayaan-2 mission launch began at 6:43 pm on Sunday. India’s second mission to the Moon, Chandrayaan-2 mission, will be launched at 2:43 pm on Monday (July 22), a week after the launch was aborted due to a technical snag in its launch vehicle - GSLV-Mk-III rocket. IndiaToday.in is running LIVE news updates on the Chandrayaan-2 mission launch, stay with us.
Former Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) chairman AS Kiran Kumar on Saturday said that Chandrayaan-2 is ready for launch on July 22 as the technical glitch has been fixed. “Chandrayaan-2 is now ready for launch on 22 July. We intend to move towards the moon on August 14 and land on the moon around September 6. All the activities are in full swing and we are getting ready for the event on July 22,” he told ANI here.
CHANDRAYAAN-2 MISSION LAUNCH LIVE UPDATES
10:12 PM: UH25 (fuel) filling of liquid core stage (L110) of GSLV Mk-III has been completed.
8:45 PM: The Bahubali rocket
Chandrayaan-2 will be carried onboard the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III, or the GSLV Mk-III, rocket. The GSLV Mk-III is the most powerful rocket developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro). This will be just the fourth flight of the GLSV Mk-III, which will also be used for India’s manned space mission currently scheduled for 2022.
8:31 PM: Pragyaan - The Rover
Pragyaan is the rover that will be placed on the Moon as part of the Chandrayaan-2 mission. Pragyaan will travel to the Moon in Chandrayaan’s 2 lander, Vikram (also seen in the photo). Vikram will land on the Moon around September 6 and will set free Pragayaan, which will explore the lunar surface for one lunar day, which is equal to around 14 Earth days.
8:30 PM: UH25 (fuel) filling of liquid core stage (L110) of GSLV Mk-III has commenced, tweets Isro
7:06 PM: Isro Chairman K Sivan has reached the Chandrayaan-2 mission control room. The countdown for the launch began at
6:43 pm. The Chandrayaan-2 launch has been scheduled for at 2:43 pm on Monday.
6:47 PM: Chandrayaan-2 launch: Quick points
Chandrayaan-2 mission will be launched at 2:43 pm from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.
Isro’s most powerful launcher – 640-tonne GSLV MK-III or “Bahubali” will carry Chandryaan-2 to its designated orbit.
973.7 seconds after lift-off from Sriharikota, Chandryaan-2 will separate from the rocket.
Chandrayaan-2 is carrying lander-Vikram and rover-Pragyaan.
The lander-orbiter separation will take place on the 50th day.
The lander Vikram will make a soft landing on the Moon on the 54th day.
After the soft landing, rover Pragyaan will roll out to carry out the experiments on the lunar surface.
6:43 PM: The countdown for the launch of the Chandrayaan-2 has begun.
During the countdown period, the rocket and spacecraft’s systems will undergo checks and fuelling.
The Isro successfully completed the Chandrayaan-2 launch rehearsal on Saturday, almost a week after a technical glitch in the launch vehicle interrupted the mission ahead of its launch.
On July 15, the launch was called off 56 minutes and 24 seconds before the scheduled blast off at 1.55 am from the spaceport in Sriharikota following a technical problem in the rocket.
Chandrayaan-2 launch, which was called off due to a technical snag on July 15, 2019, is now rescheduled at 2:43 pm IST on Monday, July 22, 2019, ISRO tweeted on Thursday. It thanked the public for their support, which it said “propels us (ISRO) forth, yet again”.