ISRO has launched its moon mission Chandrayaan-2, at the scheduled time of 2:43 PM on July 22. This moon-lander and rover mission aims to investigate the unexplored south pole of the moon. With Chandrayaan-2 India aims at the soft landing on the Moon. If successful, it will be the fourth country after the US, Russia, and China to do so. As ISRO scripted history, Prime Minister Modi took to Twitter to congratulate the team of scientists. Due to a technical glitch, ISRO delayed its launching on July 15. It declared that the launch is successful after the July 22 launch. Due to a technical glitch, ISRO delayed its launching on July 15. It declared that the launch is successful after the July 22 launch.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Bengaluru South Tejasvi Surya took to Twitter to applaud the efforts of the scientists and the engineers at ISRO for making the country proud with their technological brilliance. He said that it was time for the country to go one step higher and to a place where no nation has set foot before. He concluded his tweet by thanking ISRO and telling them that they have given the entire nation a new dream.
ISRO is undertaking an ambitious moon mission and said that the Moon is the closest cosmic body at which space discovery can be attempted and documented. Dubbed as the most challenging mission undertaken by the ISRO, Chandrayaan 2 is a continuation of India's space exploration programs. In the past, with Chandrayaan -1 and Mangalyaan, India has boosted its confidence and with Chandrayaan-2, it takes a lead to explore the unexplored. The main aim of the Chandrayaan 2 is to attempt to make a soft-land on the Moon's surface, the aim is to make lander -Vikram and rover- Pragyan in a high plain between two craters, Manzinus C and Simpelius N, at a latitude of about 70° south.