India successfully launches 'Chandrayaan 2'

A week after the 'Chandrayaan-2' lift-off was aborted due to a technical snag, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched India's second mission to the Moon at 2.43 pm on Monday.

The 'Chandrayaan-2', which will go the Moon's south-polar region, aims to explore its surface for the signs of water and possibly new origins of energy.

The Rs 978-crore Moon mission was launched from the second launch-pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, in Andhra Pradesh.