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Chandrayaan-2 Will Take Off on July 22

Author : Odisha Today Bureau | Posted on: 2019-07-18

India's ambitious second mission to the Moon Chandrayaan-2 will now lift off at 2.43 pm on July 22, space agency ISRO confirmed today morning in a tweet, three days after the launch was aborted due to a technical snag in its GSLV-Mk-III rocket.

 

On July 15, the launch was called off 56 minutes and 24 seconds before the scheduled blast off at 1.55 am from the spaceport in Sriharikota following a technical problem in the rocket. The glitch had occurred when liquid propellant was being loaded into the rocket's indigenous cryogenic upper stage engine.

 

Chandrayaan-2 is arguably the most sophisticated mission undertaken by Isro so far. If successful, Chandrayaan-2 will make India the fourth country after the US, Russia and China to soft land a rover on Moon. India aims to land its rover on the south polar region of Moon, also known as the dark side.

 

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.

 

Chandrayaan-2 will take 54 days to accomplish the task of landing on the Moon through meticulously planned orbital phases, ISRO has said.

 

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.

 

 

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