Chandrayaan-2 Launch Live Stream: How to Watch, Updates, Features

Chandrayaan-2

Update: ISRO has successfully launched Chandrayaan-2 via GSLVMkIII-M1 at sharp 2.43 PM IST. The satellite has been injected into the intended orbit. The Chandrayaan-2 will land on the Moon on September 9, 2019, where the rover and lander will land on the lunar surface of the moon.

India is just minutes away from achieving the giant leap among elite nations. ISRO is scheduled to launch Chandrayaan-2 via GSLVMkIII-M1 at 2.43 PM IST from the Satish Dhawan Space Center located at Sriharikota, India. The launch was aborted on July 15 just one hour before the scheduled liftoff due to a technical snag.

You can watch the Chandrayaan-2 launch live on all channels of DD including DD National starting at 2.10 PM IST. You can also watch the launch live on the official YouTube page of DD National. The ISRO will also stream the launch live on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channels.

Moreover, several popular TV news channels have also decided to broadcast the launch live with special guests and science enthusiasts starting at 1 PM IST. You can check out the updates on Twitter by clicking on the #Chandrayaan2 hashtag.

Live Updates

The ISRO engineers noticed a leakage on the Helium tank and the launch was postponed. The ISRO was adamant with the view that all systems should work without any glitches for smooth injection of the Chandrayaan-2.

The Chandrayaan-2 carries Vikram lander and Pragyan Rover, which will touch the surface of the moon on September 6, 2019. After the postponement of the previous launch, ISRO has made significant changes to the rotation cycle. Even though the launch was deferred by one week, the rover will land on the Moon’s south polar region on September 6, 2019, as planned.

The countdown for the launch of the GSLVMkIII-M1 carrying Chandrayaan-2 has already started and is progressing well. The filling of fuel is currently progressing and the ISRO has been posting the updates on its official Twitter handle. Meanwhile, ISRO chairman Sivan disclosed that all glitches have been resolved and he is confident about the success.

The Chandrayaan-2 includes an Orbiter, lander named Vikram and rover with the name Pragyan. The Orbiter measures 2379 kg with electric power generation capability of 1000W. The Orbiter will carry out 8 experiments over the period of one year.

The Vikram lander included with Chandrayaan-2 measures 1471 kg with an overall electric power generation capacity of 650W. The lander will carry out 3 experiments near Moon’s South Pole. The Chandrayaan-2 Pragyan rover measures only 27 kg with 50W power generation capability. The rover will carry out 2 experiments. You should note that one lunar day is equivalent to 14 earth days.

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