Chandrayaan-2 takes off: People praise ISRO on Twitter as GSLV rocket launches into space
As three-stage rocket GSLV-MkIII-M1 blasted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre from Sriharikota, people on social media celebrate the proud moment of the nation
India's second moon mission Chandrayaan-2 was successfully launched on Monday with an aim at landing a rover on unchartered Lunar South Pole. The three-stage rocket GSLV-MkIII-M1 took off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre into the skies at 2.43 p.m and about 16 minutes later released the 3,850 kg Chandrayaan-2 into the orbit. An earlier launch was called off on July 15 following a technical observed during the propellant filling stage.
It is touted as the most complex and prestigious mission undertaken by ISRO since its inception. Chandrayaan-2 will make India the fourth country to soft-land a rover on the lunar surface after Russia, the United States and China.
People took to Twitter to express their happiness during the proud moment. They even hailed the scientist for their sheer brilliance and extraordinary commitment to achieving this phenomenal success. Here are some of the tweets:
Congratulations Team #ISRO— Nagaraj S Ganekal (@nagarajgs) July 22, 2019
You made every mission with such a ease, expertise & success rate that every launch now seems like the Diwali Rocket launch.
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#Chandrayaan2 is the outcome of the brilliance and extraordinary commitment of our scientists of @ISRO and also the political will. This phenomenal achievement is the pride of our nation. Just couldn't help being there. A great privilege. Congratulations to all of you. -Sg #ISRO pic.twitter.com/4xr91q29BG— Sadhguru (@SadhguruJV) July 22, 2019
After 11 years, #ISRO is once again ready to take India on the moon. #GSLVMkIII-M1 will become the first spacecraft to land on the Moon’s South Polar Region.— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) July 22, 2019
I congratulate our brilliant scientists & everyone involved in this historic project. All the best @isro#Chandrayaan2
Are they any North Indian scientists in #ISRO ?— Atul Khatri (@one_by_two) July 22, 2019
A friend wants to know
The 20-hour countdown for the launch started at 6.43 pm Sunday a week after the earlier launch was called off on July 15. Reportedly, a technical snag observed during the propellant filling stage. ISRO scientists rectified the glitch that prompted them to call off the earlier launch.
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