India on Monday has successfully launched a rocket into space on Monday to perform a soft landing of a rover on the moon. This achievement makes them become the the fourth nation to do so after United States, Russia & China.
Chandrayaan-2 also know as Moon Chariot 2, took off as scheduled at 2:43 pm (0913 GMT) from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota, an island off the coast of southern Andhra Pradesh state in India.
It is a 10-billion rupee ($146 million) mission, if successful, it will open door for India to carry out studies on the presence of water on the south pole of the moon. The launch had been delayed by a week due to a technical snag but the wait resulted in a good news for the India.
Launch of Chandrayaan 2 by GSLV MkIII-M1 Vehicle. Video by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
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