GSLV Mk III
Chandrayaan-2

GSLV Mk III | Chandrayaan-2

Indian Space Research Organization launch of a GSLV Mk III Rocket

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Indian Space Research Organization was scheduled to launch a GSLV Mk III rocket as part of the Chandrayaan-2 mission. The launch window for the Planetary Science mission was on Mon, Jul 22nd, 2019, 5:13 AM EDT from Satish Dhawan Space Centre Second Launch Pad. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the GSLV Mk III and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

Chandrayaan-2

Chandrayaan-2 is India's second mission to the Moon. It consists of an orbiter, lander and rover. After reaching the 100 km lunar orbit, the lander housing the rover will separate from the orbiter. After a controlled descent, the lander will perform a soft landing on the lunar surface at a specified site and deploy the rover. Six-wheeled rover weighs around 20 kg and will operate on solar power. It will move around the landing site, performing lunar surface chemical analysis and relaying data back to Earth through the orbiter. The lander will be collecting data on Moon-quakes, thermal properties of the lunar surface, the density and variation of lunar surface plasma. The orbiter will be mapping lunar surface. Altogether, Chandrayaan-2 mission will collect scientific information on lunar topography, mineralogy, elemental abundance, lunar exosphere and signatures of hydroxyl and water-ice.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Satish Dhawan Space Centre Second Launch Pad

Sriharikota, Republic of India
Indian Space Research Organization

Rocket

GSLV Mk III

The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III is a three-stage medium-lift launch vehicle developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). It is designed to launch satellites into geostationary orbit, and is intended as a launch vehicle for crewed missions under the Indian Human Spaceflight Programme.

Indian Space Research Organization

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is the space agency of the Government of India headquartered in the city of Bengalore. Its vision is to "harness space technology for national development while pursuing space science research and planetary exploration."

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