Chandrayaan-2, India's second Moon Mission, was launched using GSLV-MK 111 Launcher from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in AP's Sriharikota on Monday afternoon at 2.43 pm.
ISRO Chairman Dr K Sivan declared Chandrayaan-2 marks beginning of India's historic journey towards Moon. He says, 'We came back strongly after the technical snag which delayed the launch. 640-tonne rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV-MK III) lands near South Pole to carry out scientific experiments. Extremely happy with the successful launch of Chandrayaan-2'.
Chandrayaan-2 is the first operational flight of the GSLC Mark III launch vehicle. This powerful launcher uses Oxygen Liquified at 183 degrees Celsius and Hydrogen at 253 degrees Celsius. While two solid fuel rocket boosters were used in the first stage to lift-off, Two liquid fuel engines will be used in the second stage.
ISRO nicknamed Chandrayaan-2 as 'Bahubali'. Prime Minister Narendra Modi believes Chandrayaan-2 will enhance the existing knowledge of the Moon significantly and motivates Youngsters to focus on Science, Research and Innovation.