New Delhi | Prime Minister Narendra Modi commended ISRO scientists work on the successful launch Chandrayaan 2 and said that every Indian is immensely proud today.
“Special moments that will be etched in the annals of our glorious history! The launch of Chandrayaan 2 illustrates the prowess of our scientists and the determination of 130 crore Indians to scale new frontiers of science. Every Indian is immensely proud today!”, he wrote on Twitter.
He wrote that Chandrayaan is an indigenous project.
“What would make every Indian overjoyed is the fact that Chandrayaan 2 is a fully indigenous mission. It will have an Orbiter for remote sensing the Moon and also a Lander-Rover module for analysis of lunar surface”, PM Modi wrote.
Calling the mission unique he wrote,”Chandrayaan is unique because it will explore and perform studies on the south pole region of lunar terrain which is not explored and sampled by any past mission. This mission will offer new knowledge about the Moon”.
Modi also claimed that with this launch, new knowledge about the Moon will come to light.
“Efforts such as Chandrayaan 2 will further encourage our bright youngsters towards science, top quality research and innovation. Thanks to Chandrayaan, India’s Lunar Programme will get a substantial boost. Our existing knowledge of the Moon will be significantly enhanced”, he added.
India’s second moon mission Chandrayaan-2 aimed at landing a rover on unchartered Lunar South Pole was launched on Monday onboard the country’s most powerful geosynchronous launch vehicle from the spacesport here Monday.
The three-stage rocket GSLV-MkIII-M1 blasted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre here at 2.43 p.m amid cloudy skies, a week after the earlier launch was called off on July 15 following a technical snag observed during the propellant filling stage.
It will inject the 3,850-kg Chandrayaan-2 into Earth orbit, about 16 minutes later, marking the first phase of the ambitious mission that will take about 48 days to land on the moon surface.