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Chandrayaan-2 Launch | 'Propelling A Billion Dreams To The Sky,' Says Suresh Raina As ISRO & India Take A Big Step Towards The Moon

Written By Koushik Narayanan | Mumbai | Published:

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. 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. As ISRO scripted history, Prime Minister Modi took to Twitter to congratulate the team of scientists.

Indian cricketer Suresh Raina took to Twitter to mark the historic moment that propelled a billion dreams into the sky. He hailed the scientists and engineers at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) for their efforts to make the dream of the country come true. 

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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.

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