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Chandrayaan-2 to be launched on July 22: ISRO

Chandrayaan-2 to be launched on July 22: ISRO

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 18 Jul 2019, 12:05 pm

Bengaluru, July 18 (IBNS): Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) today announced that Chandrayaan-2 would be launched on July 22.

The launch, which was originally scheduled to take place on July 15, had been called off one hour before launch because of a technical snag.

"Chandrayaan-2 launch, which was called off due to a technical snag on July 15, 2019, is now rescheduled at 2:43 pm IST on Monday, July 22, 2019," ISRO tweeted.

The mission could make India the fourth country after the US, Russia and China to successfully pull off a soft-landing on the moon.

An ISRO official told NDTV the mission would have beeb a "total failure" if the problem was not rectified earlier.

"The problem was serious, but simple to resolve. Luckily, we caught the problem. Alertness, prayers and the good wishes of one billion Indians helped avert the mission's total failure," the official said.

 

Image Credit: @isro on Twitter

Chandrayaan-2 to be launched on July 22: ISRO

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