ISRO is all set to take yet another giant leap in the aerospace sector and is all set to launch the Chandrayaan 2 on July 15th. It is noted that Chandrayaan 2 is India's second Moon Mission, which will be deployed on the far side of the lunar surface. And now days ahead of the launch, ISRO has released the first photographs to the rocket that will carry Chandrayaan 2.
Named as 'Bahubali', the pictures showcase the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark-III (GSLV Mk-III) rocket which stands 43 meters tall. The 640-tonne rocket, on the other hand, which is as high as a 15 storey building, has twice the carrying capacity of its predecessor the GSLV Mk-II.
(Picture credit: ISRO)
Earlier, ISRO Chairman Kailasavadivoo Sivan gave intricate details about when and how the 'Mission Moon' Chandrayaan-2 will unveil. Addressing the media on Wednesday, Kailasavadivoo Sivan explained the importance of space science in the welfare of common man. He said:
"Good afternoon to all my friends from the media. Today morning you had a fantastic view of the most complex mission and its elements of what we are going to do. I just want to share few things that ISRO's mission is to make use of space technology for the use of common man in the areas of safety, security and quality of life. And we have missions like communication missions and navigation missions mainly to take care of the safety and security of common man."