A successful landing will make India the fourth country (after Russia, US and China) to achieve a soft landing on the moon.
Bengaluru: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday (September 6) reached Bengaluru to witness live Chandrayaan-2 landing.
PM Modi was welcomed by Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa and state Governor Vajubhai Vala.
Earlier, Karnataka government's official release said, "Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive in Bengaluru on September 6 and will view the Chandrayaan landing during the wee hours on September 7 at ISRO Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC) near Peenya, and will leave for Mumbai on the same day."
According to reports, around 70-80 students from India would watch the live soft landing on the moon in the early hours of Saturday (September 7) with PM Modi.
Meanwhile, the space agency has invited two top scoring students in ISRO's online space quiz contest from each state and union territory to watch the landing of Chandrayaan-2 Vikram module on the moon.
Two women scientists were in the limelight when ISRO launched the Chandrayaan-2 on July 22 - with Ritu Karidhal and M Vanitha being the mission and project directors respectively. Chandrayaan-2, launched on July 22 by India's most powerful rocket GSLV MkIII-M1. It had entered the Lunar Transfer Trajectory on August 14, leaving earth orbit. It comprises an Orbiter, Lander (Vikram), named after the father of Indian space research programme Vikram A Sarabhai, and Rover (Pragyan).
The rover is set to make a soft landing on the moon on September 7 and if successful, the mission would make India the fourth country after Russia, the US, and China to achieve the feat.
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Last Updated 6, Sep 2019, 11:10 PM