Mumbai: In a recent development, Indian Research Organisation (ISRO) today said that on 22 July the Chandryaan 2 will be launched.
Chandrayaan-2 is India’s second Moon mission and aims to land a rover on the lunar surface. The mission was scheduled to be launched at 2:51 am on July 15 but had to be called off after Isro scientists detected some glitches at the last moment.
In a tweet today morning, Isro said it has rescheduled the launch of Chandrayaan-2.
“Chandrayaan-2 launch, which was called off due to a technical snag on July 15, is now rescheduled at 2:43 pm on Monday (July 22),” Isro said in a tweet.
— ISRO (@isro) July 18, 2019
This mission will help India to broad its footprints in space exploration. Chandrayaan-2 will be launched onboard the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mk-III, or GSLV Mk-III, rocket.
Chandrayaan-2 is an advanced version of the previous Chandrayaan-1 mission, which was launched in 2008 and confirmed the presence of water molecules on Moon.