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Chandrayaan-2 | These Are The Big Numbers You Need To Know About ISRO's History-making Moon Mission

Written By Apoorva Rao | Mumbai | Published:


  • ISRO will launch Chandrayaan 2 at 2:43 pm on Monday
  • This would be ISRO's second attempt as there was a technical snag in the earlier attempt
  • Below are some notable facts in figures for Chandrayaan 2

Every Indian awaits with bated breath as ISRO gets ready for the launch of Chandrayaan 2 on Monday. The scheduled time for the take-off is 2:43 pm and the countdown began on Sunday itself. People, especially youngsters, are coming in hordes at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota ahead of the launch.

As the time ticks away, here are some useful facts about India's latest moon mission. The facts in figures for Chandrayaan 2 about the cost of the mission, the cost of the launch, the number of universities which participated in the mission and the number of firms involved in it are mentioned here.

See the figures below:

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Chandrayaan 2 has two main components - Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) 'Bahubali' rocket and the Lunar module (orbiter, Lander 'Vikram' and rover 'Pragyan'). The moon-lander and rover mission proves that India is taking lead in space exploration as its mission aims to investigate the unexplored south pole of the moon. With Chandrayaan 2 India aims to do the soft landing on the moon. If successful, it will be the fourth country after US, Russia and China to do so.

ISRO has been consistently giving updates about the countdown to the mission.

ISRO had previously attempted a launch on July 15 but it had to be called off due to technical snag observed in the launch vehicle system at T-56 minutes.

Here are the five points 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
  • 1st planetary planetary mission headed by women directors

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