The much-anticipated launch of Chandrayaan-2, India’s second mission to the Moon, was called off due to a technical glitch on July 15.
Now, the Chandrayaan-2 mission launch is likely to take place later this month.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) on Thursday tweeted saying that the registration for viewing the launch of Chandrayaan-2 mission will commence on July 19.
“Online registration for witnessing the launch of GSLV Mk-III-M1/Chandrayaan-2 from viewer’s gallery at Satish Dhawan Space Centre [SDSC] SHAR, Sriharikota will commence from 6 pm on July 19, 2019,” Isro wrote on Twitter.
“A Space Theme Park is being realised at SDSC SHAR to enable the citizens of this nation to witness the launches taking place from the space port of India,” Isro’s website mentioned.
The nearest railway station is Sullurpeta, Andhra Pradesh which is 18 km away from Sriharikota. Apart from that, limited public/private transport is also available from Sullurpeta to Sriharikota.
Isro has also posted a phone number for queries: +91-7382768500
Right now, if you click on the registration link, it will say, “REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.” However, the link will be active on July 19.
THE SPACE THEME PARK INCLUDES:
- Rocket Garden: All the 1:1 ratio of beautiful Isro launch vehicles – Sounding Rocket, Satellite Launch Vehicle (SLV), Augmented Satellite Launch Vehicle (ASLV), Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV), Mk-III will be realised with a provision to go inside. Lawns will be developed along with photo points. Fountain will be realised at the middle of the rocket garden.
- Launch View Gallery: The Space Port of India, naturally attracts the visitors to witness the launch activities and cheer for the pride of our Nation. At present, there are no appropriate facilities for accommodating more number of visitors to view the launch at Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. This would allow thousands of viewers to witness the launch.
- Space Museum: Space Museum provides a tell-tale account of the Indian Space Programme from its infancy. The story of the Indian Space Programme is unfurled in six sections, comprising of history, education, technology, applications, global and the future.
The Indian Space Research Organisation has successfully rectified the fault and is looking forward to the launch the mission before the end of July, sources have told India Today.