Hailing the successful launch of Chandrayaan-2 from Sriharikotta at 2.43pm on Monday, K Sivan, the ISRO Chairman, said that ISRO bounced back with flying colours.
India’s second lunar mission, Chandrayaan-2, carrying an Orbiter, Lander (Vikram) and Rover (Pragyan), was successfully launched from the SHAR Range here, commencing its 3.844 lakh km, 48-day long journey for a soft landing on the Moon's South Pole.
He was addressing media after the successful launch of Chandrayaan-2. “I am extremely happy to announce that GSLV Mark 3 successfully injected the Chandrayaan 2 into orbit... It is the beginning of a historical journey for India... We fixed a serious technical snag and ISRO bounced back with flying colours," said ISRO Chairman K Sivan amidst loud applause from the scientists gathered around him at the control centre.