Viewers are all geared-up to watch the ISRO Chandrayaan 2 launch live online, a moment that will undoubtedly create history in India. The ISRO Chandrayaan 2 launch is all set to take place in less than 24 hours from now, and excitement around the same is at an all-time high.
While provisions had been made for those interested to watch the ISRO Chandrayaan 2 launch live from the launch view gallery in Sriharikota, not everybody got a chance to register themselves as only 5000 people are allowed in the gallery as of now. Nevertheless, viewers can always watch the proud and prestigious moment for India online.
Where to Watch the ISRO Chandrayaan 2 Launch Live Online?
Viewers can watch the ISRO Chandrayaan 2 launch live online on the official ISRO website, the Twitter handle of ISRO, ISRO’s YouTube page, and also on ISRO’s Facebook page. Viewers can also watch the live telecast on Doordarshan and its YouTube page as well. The live telecast begins from 2:30 am IST onwards, and the Chandrayaan 2 launch will take place at 2:51 am IST.
Why the ISRO Chandrayaan 2 Launch Important?
ISRO Chandrayaan 2 mission will have three modules namely the Orbiter, Vikram lander and Pragyan rover that will be housed inside the lander. ISRO Chandrayaan 2 will have a total of 14 payloads, of which 8 will be on the orbiter, 3 on the lander, and 2 on the rover; 13 payloads will be Indian, while one will be a passive experiment from NASA.
Apart from studying the components of the moon, ISRO says that their core objective is to uncover the deepest secrets of the universe to derive and build real-world, practical solutions for Indians and humanity at large.
GSLV MkIII M1 launch vehicle which will carry Chandrayaan 2 has already been moved to the launch pad as of now. It is the heaviest launch vehicle built by ISRO so far. “Chandrayaan 2 is the next leap in technology as we attempt to soft land close to South Pole of moon. The soft landing is extremely complex and we will experience approximately 15 minutes of terror,” says Dr K Sivan, Chairmain of ISRO, in the curtain raiser video. If successful, ISRO Chandrayaan 2 will be the first mission to land a rover near the lunar south pole. India will become only the fourth country to achieve this feat after US, USSR and China. The soft landing is expected to happen on 6 September 2019.