ISRO Opens Registration For Witnessing Chandrayaan-2
By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 18, Jul 2019, 21:44 pm IST | UPDATED: 05, Aug 2019, 18:00 pm IST
Bengaluru: India's ambitious second mission to the Moon Chandrayaan-2 will now lift off at 2.43 pm on July 22 and for the same the Indian space agency ISRO said on Thursday that the online registration for witnessing the launch of Chandrayaan2 from viewer's gallery at Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota will commence from 1800 hrs IST on July 19, 2019.
Chandrayaan-2, which will be launched on board the most powerful GSLV-Mk-III rocket dubbed 'Baahubali, is ready "to take a billion dreams to the Moon", the Indian Space Research Organisation said on Twitter.
A Space Theme Park is being realized at SDSC SHAR to enable the citizens of this nation to witness the launches taking place from the space port of India. It includes a Rocket Garden, Launch View Gallery and Space Museum. Those interested in the event can register their names at the official website of ISRO once the online registrations are made available.
Here Is How To Register -
- Visit https://www.shar.gov.in/VSCREGISTRATION/index.jsp
- Click on 'Register to witness GSLVMkIII-M1/ Chandrayaan2' link
Is to be noted that the registration will commence from 1800 hrs IST on July 19, 2019.
About the mission-
On July 15, the launch was called off 56 minutes and 24 seconds before the scheduled blast off at 1.55 am from the spaceport in Sriharikota following a technical problem in the rocket. Chandrayaan-2 launch, which was called off due to a technical snag on July 15, 2019, is now rescheduled at 2:43 pm IST on Monday, July 22, 2019, ISRO tweeted on Thursday.
ISRO had earlier scheduled the launch in the first week of January but shifted it to July 15. The lift-off of the three-component spacecraft weighing 3,850 kg and comprising an orbiter, the lander and the rover is scheduled from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota, off the coast of Andhra Pradesh.
The satellite is supposed to explore the uncharted lunar south pole, 11 years after ISRO's successful first lunar mission Chandrayaan-1, which made more than 3,400 orbits around the Moon and was operational for 312 days till August 29, 2009.
Chandrayaan-2 will take 54 days to accomplish the task of landing on the Moon through meticulously planned orbital phases, ISRO has said. Billed as the most complex and prestigious mission ever undertaken by the ISRO since its inception, Chandrayaan-2 will make India the fourth country to soft land a rover on the lunar surface after Russia, the United States and China.