Chandrayaan-2 is India’s second lunar exploration mission developed by Indian Space Research organization(ISRO). It aims at making a soft landing at Moon’s south pole region to map the location and abundance of lunar water.
If successful India will be fourth country to make a soft landing after USSR, USA and China.
- 18 September 2018 – approval of the project by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
- On July 14, 2019, the launch countdown of GSLV MKIII-M1/Chandrayaan-2 commenced at 06.51 am.
- July 22, 2019, was the revised launch date after a technical snag was observed just before the launch.
- July 24, 2019, first orbit raising maneuver.
- July 26, 2019, second orbit raising maneuver.
- July 29, 2019, third orbit raising maneuver.
- August 02, 2019 fourth orbit-raising maneuver.
- August 06, 2019 fifth orbit-raising maneuver.
- August 20, 2019, lunar orbit insertion.
- August 21, 2019, second lunar orbit insertion.
- August 28, 2019, third lunar orbit insertion.
- August 30, 2019, fourth lunar orbit insertion.
- September 01, 2019, fifth lunar orbit insertion.
- September 02, 2019, separation of Vikram lander from orbiter.
- September 07, 2019, an attempt to land Vikram but the communication link was broken when the Vikram was at about 2.1km distance from the surface of the moon.
- September 09, 2019, orbiter sends image of Vikram lander but the communication link is yet to be establisbhed.