As ISRO launched its moon mission Chandrayaan-2, at the scheduled time of 2:43 PM on July 22, PM modi sent a telephonic message to ISRO. In his message he congratulated the ISRO team and said that problems cannot break their hard work and they have done a tremendous job and scripted history.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his message: "K Sivan ji on the successful launch of Chandrayaan 2 I congratulate you and your entire team. Today's successful launch is a moment of pride for all Indians. last week due to technical glitch the launch was delayed but the way your team and you handled the situation and found our the glitch, and now within one week, you made a successful launch. For this you deserve a special appalause. This is the hard work of our scientists, Our scientists are talented and they are capable to handle unforseeable problems. Bigger the problem, stronger is your strength. I have bene told that despite one week dlay in the launch, the mission will land on the moon on the given date. Chandrayaan 2 will be successful in its mission. This will be first mission of India on the Moon. ANd it will make India 4th nation to reach the Moon. The success of the mission will take the country ahead in space exploration. We will know more about the Moon. I congratulate youa ll and on behalf of the entire nation I congratulate all the scientists and working staffs of ISRO."
Prime Minister Modi took to Twitter to send a message to ISRO. As ISRO scripted history, Prime Minister Modi congratulated the team of scientists. Due to technical glitch, ISRO delayed its launching on July 15. It declared that the launch is succesful after July 22 launch. In the picture posted by Prime Minister Modi he said that this moment will be etched in history and that the country is proud. He can be seen watching the launch in his office. Chandrayaan-2, consisting of 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 US, Russia and China to do so.
In a series of tweet Prime Minister expressed his feelings:
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 undetaken by the ISRO, Chandrayaan 2 is a continuation of India's space exploration programmes. In the past, with Chandrayaan -1 and Mangalyaan, India has boosted it 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.
Chandrayaan 2 has two main components - Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) 'Bahubali' rocket and the Lunar module (orbiter, Lander 'Vikram' and rover 'Pragyan').
Bahubali - The 640-tonne GSLV Mk-III rocket stands 43 meters tall and has three stages for initial thrust, core booster, and cryogenic engine.
Lunar orbiter - The orbiter with eight payloads weighing 2310 kg, will orbit the moon with a lunar orbit of 100 km
Lander 'Vikram' - Named after India's space pioneer Vikram Sarabhai with four payloads, Vikram will land on the moon after separating from the orbiter and descend slowly up to 30km for a soft landing.
Rover 'Pragyan'- The six-wheeled rover with two payloads, will roam on the moon's surface