Chandrayaan 2 is all set to take off from ISRO’s Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota at 2.51 am IST on July 15, 2019. The online registration process to watch the Chandrayaan 2 mission will begin at 12 am on July 4. Indians will be able to watch the ISRO Chandrayaan 2 launch live with their naked eyes from the Rocket Space Theme Park, Sriharikota.
ISRO will provide a link to register to watch the ISRO Chandrayaan 2 Launch. Earlier this link was available but ISRO has been removed from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) website.
• However, the link will be available on the SDSC website on 4 July 2019.
• Viewers need to log onto to the official website of SDSC SHAR, and go to a microsite.
• In the previous launches, viewers had to send a valid email address and get it verified, after which they could proceed with the online registrations to watch the ISRO launch live.
• Following which, visitor details such as individual or institute, number of people visiting, mode of transport and vehicle number needs to be submitted.
• Visitor’s contact details were needed to be provided after which terms and conditions had to be accepted. The final step would be the visitor’s capcha verification.
As per the information provided by ISRO on its official website, equipment bay camera cowling assembly has been completed. Radio frequency checks completed with Chandrayaan 2 spacecraft and payload fairing assembly in progress. Also, Chandrayaan 2 is getting ready for integration with GSLV launcher.
Chandrayaan-2 will be launched from Satish Dhawan Space Center at Sriharikota on-board GSLV Mk-III on 15th July 2019. It will be injected into an earth parking 170 x40400 km orbit. A series of maneuvers will be carried out to raise its orbit and put Chandrayaan-2 on Lunar Transfer Trajectory. On entering Moon’s sphere of influence, on-board thrusters will slow down the spacecraft for Lunar Capture. The Orbit of Chandrayaan-2 around the moon will be circularized to 100×100 km orbit through a series of orbital maneuvers.
On the day of landing, the lander will separate from the Orbiter and then perform a series of complex maneuvers comprising of rough braking and fine braking. Imaging of the landing site region prior to landing will be done for finding safe and hazard-free zones. The lander-Vikram will finally land near South Pole of the moon on 6th September 2019. Subsequently, Rover will roll out and carry out experiments on Lunar surface for a period of 1 Lunar day which is equal to 14 Earth days. Orbiter will continue its mission for a duration of one year.