Chandrayaan 2 landing on moon today, if everything goes according plan the 978 crore mission will rank India’s as the first country to land on Moon’s South Pole with a spacecraftspacecraft and also fourth to explore the moon.
Chandrayaan 2 launched in July 22 this year will attempt to touch down Moon’s South Pole possibly in 1:43 pm on Saturday. Chandrayaan is a three momodule spacecraft including an orbiter, lander and rover. 60 students from across the nation has the golden opportunity to witness it live along with the prime minister Narendra Modi and ISRO scientists.
Rashi Verma a young daughter of farmer from Lucknow is selected to watch live along with ptrime minister in ISRO headquarters.
Chandrayaan 1 and Mangalyaan were India’s earlier orbital mission on Moon and Mars respectively.
The exact spot of landing will soon be declared before landing. It is an extremely complex mission of ISRO.
Millions of indians and international people are waiting to witness Chandrayaan 2’s momentum landing on lunar surface. This will be India’s second lunar mission, the Indian scientific community awaits for the moment with great anticipation. Chandrayaan-2 landing The Chairman reviewed the mission’s milestones so far, and points out the enormous accuracy required to make a soft-landing. “Out of 10.5cm/sec, if there’s a one-second blunder in the mission, the spacecraft will miss the landing site by 7 degrees,” he said.
Director of MP Birla Auditorium, Kolkata, Dr Debiprasad Duari said, “ It is a historical day for every Indian because we know that Chandrayaan-2 will make a successful landing tonight at 1.55 am. The scientific community is very much interested to know about its findings because previously Chandrayaan 1 gave us a lot of information about the moon.”
Later today honorable Prime minister tweetqed and requested all indians to watch historical moment, he said in his tweet “I urge you all to watch the special moments of Chandrayaan-2 descending on to the Lunar South Pole! Do share your photos on social media. I will re-tweet some of them too.”
Jerry Michael Linengar, a former National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) astronaut who had flown on US space shuttles and spent over five months on Russia’s Mir space station, is in India to do a special show at 11.30pm on Friday night on Chandrayaan-2 moon landing that will be live telecast on National Geographic. He also mentioned “India’s contribution towards space exploration over the years has been instrumental in unravelling some great discoveries in space science.”
As the historic moment nears, Isro scientists are excited and anxious. People from around the world has already started sending greetings and wishes to the Indian space scientists on social media. It assures that every Indian will be up at midnight to witness the prestigious moment.
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