Indian Space Research Organisation launched Chandrayaan 2 from Satish Dhawan Space Center at Sriharikota. It was launched by GSLV MkIII-M1 Vehicle at 14:43 hours IST. The lander-Vikram will land near South Pole of the moon on Sep 7, 2019.
Chandrayaan 2 is India’s 2nd moon mission.
Static/Current Takeaways Important For RRB NTPC/IBPS RRB Mains:
- ISRO Director: K. Sivan; Headquarters: Bengaluru; Established in: 1969.
- Chandrayaan-1 was launched by ISRO on October 22, 2008 from Sriharikota.
Source: The ISRO