NASA tweets thumbs up to ISRO after Chandrayaan 2 launch

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NASA tweets thumbs up to ISRO after Chandrayaan 2 launch
NASA tweets thumbs up to ISRO after Chandrayaan 2 launch

New Delhi : Hours after India successfully launched Chandrayaan 2 from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, NASA congratulated the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for the successful launch. Tweeting about it, NASA mentioned that they are looking forward to see the findings from the mission.

"Congrats to ISRO on the launch of Chandrayaan 2, a mission to study the Moon. We're proud to support your mission comms using our Deep Space Network and look forward to what you learn about the lunar South pole where we will send astronauts on our Artemis mission in a few years," NASA tweeted.



Chandrayaan 2, lifted off from its launch pad at 2:43 pm on Monday. The mission was first aborted on July 15 due to some technical glitch.

ISRO's budget is less than 1/20th of NASA. The success of the Rs. 1,000-crore moon mission would be a giant boost for India's space plans.

Chandrayaan 2 can make India the fourth country after the US, Russia and China to successfully make a soft-landing on the moon.

The spacecraft is also carrying an instrument from NASA and ISRO will not charge any ticket for carrying the foreign instrument all the way to the Moon.