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Lunar Mission Chandrayaan-2 Launched

Published on July 15, 2019
Current affairs: Chandrayaan-2 began its journey at 2:52 a.m. local time (21:21 GMT Sunday) on 15th July 2019 from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh
Lunar Mission Chandrayaan-2 Launched
  • The mission took place exactly 50 years after two U.S. astronauts stepped on the Moon
  • This is an Indian mission to touch the Moon’s lunar side the South Pole
  • No space agency has landed on the south pole of the Moon yet
  • The Mission will give a better understanding of the evolution and origin of the Moon through topographical studies, analyses of minerals etc.
  • The orbit of Chandrayaan-2 will make a circularized 100x100 km orbit
  • The lander Vikram will land on the South Pole on 6th September 2019
  • The Rover will carry out an experiment on the surface for a period of 1 Lunar day which is equal to 14 Earth days

About Chandrayaan-2:

  • Launch date: July 15,2019
  • Launch vehicle: GSLV-Mk III
  • Launch station: Satish Dhawan Space Centre
  • Launch Location: Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh
  • Chandrayaan-2 is the second lunar mission of ISRO after Chandrayaan-1 launched on 22nd October 2008
  • The mission consists of 3 modules- Orbiter, Lander (Vikram) and Rover (Pragyan)
  • Chandayaan-2 is an indigenously developed mission of ISRO and with its success, India will become the 4th country in the world to successfully land on the Moon after U.S., Russia and China


Q.1 Chandrayaan-2 mission of ISRO will explore which side of the Moon?
a. Lunar North pole
b. Lunar South pole
c. Earth-facing surface
d. Moon’s orbital rotation surface
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