New Delhi, July 22: PM Narendra Modi is obviously very happy on the successful launch of Chandrayaan-2 and his picture where he is seen watching the entire launch session is going viral.
"Every India is immensely proud today," said PM Modi, adding, "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."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," tweeted PM Modi.
He further added, " Chandrayaan 2 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."
Indian Space Research Organisation Chief K Sivan and other scientists celebrate after GSLVMkIII-M1 successfully injects Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft into Earth orbit."We will ensure India's flag flies high," ISRO chief K Sivan said and added that the rocket's performance was increased by 15 per cent. L-10 ignites and the S200 rockets separate from the main rocket. The rocket is on a normal trajectory to destination moon.India's indigenous moon mission, Chandrayaan-2, was launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh on Monday afternoon.The spacecraft took off at 2.43 pm, exactly a week after the mission was aborted after a technical snag was detected less than an hour before the launch.In the run-up to the launch, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), on its Twitter, gave regular updates about preparations.ISRO chief K Sivan on Sunday said that the Chandrayaan-2 will perform 15 crucial manoeuvres in the days to come. He added that all the preparatory work regarding the launch has been completed, and technical glitches that developed in the first attempt have been rectified.The ISRO chief said that the spacecraft will be landing on the moon very slowly. "It will land on the South Pole. There is a lot of scientific testing to be done regarding the mission. Scientists around the world are looking forward to the launch," Sivan had said.The orbiter will continue revolving around the Moon for a year, performing experiments to study the satellite's outer atmosphere.