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Successful Launch of Chandrayaan 2

Published on July 23, 2019
Current context: India has successfully launched its second moon mission Chandrayaan-2
Successful Launch of Chandrayaan 2
  • It was ISRO’s successful second attempt so soon after the aborted launch on July 15, 2019
  • The mission’s target is a region near the mysterious South Pole, where no other country’s mission have explored
  • It is in line with India’s aim to become a major space player and put Indian astronauts in space by 2022
  • India will become the fourth nation after the United States, Russia and China to land on the moon which is more than 200,000 miles away
  • Launch Vehicle: GSLV MkIII-M1
  • Launched into: an earth orbit
  • Next orbit: The Lunar Transfer Trajectory
  • LaunchPad: Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR (SDSC SHAR), Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh
  • Launch Date: Monday, 22nd July 2019
  • 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)


Q.1 How many countries have already explored the lunar south pole of the moon which Chandraayaan 2 will explore in its mission?
a. 1
b. 2
c. 3
d. 0
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