MODI AT ISRO CONTROL FOR VIKRAM LANDING ON MOON
India Prime Minister Narendra Modi is Present at Indian Space Reasearch Organisation Headquarters Control Room at Bengaluru, watching Live, the VIKRAM Lander of the Chandrayan-2 Mission, Historic Landing on the Moon.
The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has created History by landing the VIKRAM Lander of the Chandrayan-2 Mission, on the Moon on 7 September 2019.
India's second mission to the moon, Chandrayaan-2 made the soft landing on the surface of the moon between 1:30 am to 2:30 am on Saturday, 7th September 2019.
The Vikram Soft Landing on the Moon, will be followed by the Rover roll out between 5:30 am to 6:30 am, the ISRO space agency stated.
India is on the Moon at 1:55 am.
The Vikram soft-landing on the Moon is the "terrifying" moment as the ISRO has not done it before, whereas Lunar Orbit Insertion (LOI) maneuver was successfully carried out during the Chandrayaan-1 mission.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is at the ISRO Headquarters Control Room at Bengaluru since midnight to watch the 7 September 2019 Land on the Moon event.
Sixty students selected from all over the country who, after having won a space quiz, got this opportunity to watch the soft landing of Chandrayaan-2 on the surface of the moon along with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Indian Space Research Centre Headquarters in Bengaluru in South India.
India's second lunar expedition would shed light on a completely unexplored section of the Moon, its South Polar region.
The second de-orbiting maneuver for the Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft was performed successfully in the wee hours of Wednesday 4 September 2019.
"The maneuver was performed successfully today (September 04, 2019) beginning at 0342 hours Indian Standard Time (IST) as planned, using the onboard propulsion system," the ISRO space agency said in a statement.
The duration of the maneuver was 9 seconds and the orbit of Vikram Lander is 35 km x 101 km.
The Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft is the first Indian expedition to carry out the soft landing on the lunar surface.
This Chandrayan-2 Mission has made India the fourth country after the US, Russia, and China to conduct the soft landing on the Moon.
After revolving around the Earth's orbit for nearly 23 days, the craft began its journey to the Moon on August 14.
The Chandrayan-2 Mission took off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, in South India, on 22 July 2019.
PM MODI LED INDIA LANDED ON THE MOON
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi inspired Indian Space Research Organisation has created Global History by the Soft Landing of the India Manufactured VIKRAM LANDER of the Chandrayan-2 Space Mission, on the Moon on 7 September 2019.