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'I’m Chandrayaan-2'

Unlike its other space missions, Isro has been trying to strengthen its connect among the students and young scientists from across the country with Chandrayaan-2. (ANI)Premium
Unlike its other space missions, Isro has been trying to strengthen its connect among the students and young scientists from across the country with Chandrayaan-2. (ANI)

  • ISRO tweeted that the journey of the spacecraft which was launched from Sriharikota on July 22 has been amazing so far
  • Chandrayaan-2 is aiming to set a major milestone in India’s space missions by attempting a soft landing on the lunar surface

New Delhi: Chandryaan-2 is on its way to the moon and is all set to land near the south pole of the moon on September 7 said Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).

In a special message, the premier space agency tweeted that the journey of the spacecraft which was launched from Sriharikota on July 22 has been amazing so far.

“Hello! This is Chandrayaan-2 with a special update. I wanted to let everyone back home know that it has been an amazing journey for me so far and I am on course to land on the lunar South Polar Region on 7th September. To know where I am and what I'm doing, stay tuned," tweeted Isro.

Coming nearly 11 years after India’s first mission to the moon, Chandrayaan-2 aims to set a major milestone in India’s space missions by attempting a soft landing on the lunar surface. The feat has so far been performed only by three countries -- US, Russia and China.

The mission would also make India the first country in the world to reach the south pole of the moon, which has not been explored by any other country before.

Unlike its other space missions, Isro has been trying to strengthen its connect among the students and young scientists from across the country with Chandrayaan-2. A special quiz competition has also been launched by the agency to instill enthusiasm among the students about space initiatives.

The ten-minute quiz is open to students from Class 8 to 10 from across the country. The last date for sending entries is August 20. The winners would get an opportunity to watch the historic landing of Chandrayaan-2 live with Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Bengaluru on September 7.

In the run-up to the mission, it also launched a Young Scientists Programme to inculcate scientific temper among students. Under the programme, a total of 110 students from across the country would be selected to attend the two weeks residential training programme at four centres, including Rao Satellite Centre (URSC), Bengaluru; Space Applications Centre (SAC), Ahmedabad and North Eastern Space Applications Centre (NESAC), Shillong.

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