Chandrayaan literally means vehicle of moon.
Chandrayaan-1 was India’s first mission to the moon. But yesterday, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched its second mission named Chandrayaan-2 to the moon, from the launch pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre. The main reason behind this mission is to study the region of the moon’s south pole and also collect crucial information about the composition of the moon.
This mission is spearheaded by two women – M Vanitha (Project Director) and R Kharidhal (Mission Director). This lunar mission was planned to be sent off on July 15 2019, but was delayed due to a technical glitch. Through this mission, our aim is to expand India’s footprint in space that will inspire more scientists. It will encourage our youngsters towards science and technology.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) congratulated Indian scientists on the success of Chandrayaan-2. NASA will send its astronauts on the Artemis mission in a few years. If this mission works well, India will become the fourth country along with the United States, Russia and China to land on the moon. Thus, the success of Chandrayaan-2’s launch is a proud moment for every Indian.