Published On: Thu, Jul 18th, 2019

Chandrayaan-2 rescheduled for July 22 launching: ISRO

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ISRO has released a new date for the launching of Chandrayaan-2. The reschedule is on July 22, Thursday, at 2.43 p.m. from the second launchpad at the spaceport in Sriharikota.

The first attempt on July 15 was called off in the eleventh hour due to leak in the cryogenic stage of the launch vehicle.

ISRO said, “The expert committee identified the root cause of the technical snag and all corrective actions are implemented.”

If the July 22 launching turns successful, India will become the fourth nation after USSR, US and China to land a lunar mission on Moon’s surface.

India launched its first lunar mission, Chandrayaan-1 in August 2008. Then too a similar leak was found ahead of the launching, said former ISRO chief K Madhavan Nair.

The second mission is to cost Rs 978 crore to India and it will carry fourteen payloads. It is hoped some secrets of the Moon could be unraveled including evolution of the solar system.

Chandrayaan-2 rescheduled for July 22 launching: ISRO

The Chandrayaan-2 will be launched from the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III (GSLV Mk-III), which is the heaviest and most capable vehicle of ISRO.

Earlier this year Beresheet lunar craft of Israel crashlanded on the Moon surface. Following it ISRO postponed the Chandrayaan-2 April launch date to July.

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