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In Pics | Chandrayaan 2 launch: When India was over the moon after successful lift-off

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the scientists at ISRO for the launch of Chandrayaan 2. In a tweet, he said, "Special moments that will be etched in the annals of our glorious history! "

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Chandrayaan 2, India's second moon mission, lift off successfully at 14:43 hours from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota. (Image: ANI)
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Chandrayaan 2, India's second moon mission, lift off successfully at 14:43 hours from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota. (Image: ANI)

Chandrayaan 2 will travel to the Moon over the next 48 days. The mission is expected to culminate in September with the lander ‘Vikram’ making a soft landing and rover ‘Pragyan’ conducting scientific experiments on the lunar surface. (Image: DD Screengrab)
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Chandrayaan 2 will travel to the Moon over the next 48 days. The mission is expected to culminate in September with the lander ‘Vikram’ making a soft landing and rover ‘Pragyan’ conducting scientific experiments on the lunar surface. (Image: DD Screengrab)

Scientists cheer after the successful lift-off of Chandrayaan 2 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre. At this point, the cryogenic stage of the rocket had ignited, which was met with a huge round of applause at the ISRO command centre. (Image: DD Screengrab)
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Scientists cheer after the successful lift-off of Chandrayaan 2 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre. At this point, the cryogenic stage of the rocket had ignited, which was met with a huge round of applause at the ISRO command centre. (Image: DD Screengrab)

Chandrayaan 2 (Image: Twitter/ISRO)
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Chandrayaan 2 placed into Earth's orbit shortly after its launch from Sriharikota (Image- TwitterISRO)

ISRO Chairman K Sivan gives a press briefing after the successful launch of Chandrayaan 2. He said, " It is a three-satellite mission stacked in a single launch mission. It is my duty to salute all the people who made this possible. Our task is not over." (Image: Screengrab DD)
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ISRO Chairman K Sivan gives a press briefing after the successful launch of Chandrayaan 2. He said, " It is a three-satellite mission stacked in a single launch mission. It is my duty to salute all the people who made this possible. Our task is not over." (Image: Screengrab DD)

Chandrayaan 2 (Image: Twitter/ISRO)
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Chandrayaan 2 onboard the GSLV Mark-III rocket at the launch site at Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. ISRO’s second Moon mission. (Image: Twitter/ISRO)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the scientists at ISRO for the launch of Chandrayaan 2. In a tweet, he said, "Special moments that will be etched in the annals of our glorious history! "(Image: Twitter/@NarendraModi)
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the scientists at ISRO for the launch of Chandrayaan 2. In a tweet, he said, "Special moments that will be etched in the annals of our glorious history! "(Image: Twitter/@NarendraModi)

First Published on Jul 22, 2019 03:48 pm
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