Chandrayaan II, India’s Second Moon Mission Successfully Takes Off At Second Attempt

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has successfully launched Chandrayaan-II, the country’s second moon mission.

Chandrayaan-II was launched onboard by the Isro on its most powerful launcher GSLV-Mk III, from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota at 2:43 PM on Monday.

According to ISRO, Chandrayaan-II’s lander called Vikram, which is named after Dr. Vikram A Sarabhai will complete the 384,400 km journey and land on the Moon on the 48th day of the mission.

AFP

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