Chandrayaan 2 Mission will be launched on July 15: ISRO

New Delhi | Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) today announced that the Indian Moon Mission Chandrayan 2 will be launched on July 15.

Addressing media ISRO Chairman Dr. K Sivan said,” ISRO has firmed up that Chandrayaan 2 Mission will be launched on July 15 early morning at 2 hours 51 minutes.”

Informing about the entire mission Shivan said,” The Chandrayaan 2 Mission contains three components & the composite body of Chandrayaan 2 is kept inside GSLV MK-III. The total mass of Chandrayaan 2 system is 3.8 ton; out of 3.8 ton, nearly 1.3 ton is the propeller.”

“The day we are going to land is either September 6 or September 7, that day happens to be the beginning of a lunar day. For one full lunar day, the lander & rover will be functioning & carry out scientific experiments,” he added.

Speaking on the cost about the entire project, the ISRO Chairman said,”The cost of Chandrayaan 2 Mission mainly the satellite portion, including the support from foreign agencies as well as for navigation purpose, is Rs. 603 crore.”

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