Chandrayaan-2: Lunar orbiter spacecraft arrives in Sriharikota

Launch of Chandrayaan-2 on July 15

Updated - June 18, 2019 09:56 pm IST

Published - June 18, 2019 09:51 pm IST - BENGALURU

The mother orbiter spacecraft of Mission Chandrayaan-2 has reached the launch port of Sriharikota from Bengaluru and will soon be joined by its lander and rover companions, the ISRO said on Tuesday.

Their epic journey of 3.84 lakh km to Moon, to land on it and explore its surface will begin on July 15.

The orbiter was despatched from the U.R. Rao Satellite Centre here late last week and reached the launch port of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre on June 15. ISRO Chairman K. Sivan flagged off the road shipment carrying the lander and the rover at the URSC in the presence of URSC Director P. Kunhikrishnan and Chandrayaan-2 project director M. Vanitha.

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