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Chandrayaan 2 Launch | 'Proud Moment For Baahubali Team,' Says Prabhas As ISRO's Baahubali Rocket Takes India Towards The Moon

Written By Navashree Nandini | Mumbai | Published:

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  • ISRO 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

As ISRO launched it space mission Chandrayaan 2, ACtor Prabhas took to Instagram and said that he is elated and proud that the rocket is named after his magnum opus Bahubali. The rocket dubbed as Baahubali  passed the test of time after succesful launch within one-minute window in its second attempt after the delay on July 15 due to technical glitch. 

Prabhas said that it is a proud day for all Indians as ISRO's Chandrayaan 2 took flight. He added it is honor for the entire Baahubali Team with the rocket being regarded as Baahubali for its magnum opus scale, years of hardwork in the making & first of its kind capacity to carry 300 tonnes. Here is his post: 

What comprises Chandrayaan 2?

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

Here are the four points that the ISRO quotes that make Chandrayaan-2 special:

1st space mission to conduct a soft landing on the Moon's south polar region

1st Indian expedition to attempt a soft landing on the lunar surface with home-grown technology

1st Indian mission to explore the lunar terrain with home-grown technology

4th country ever to soft land on the lunar surface

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