India’s indigenous satellite Chandrayaan-2 whose launch mission got cancelled on July 15 is now set for its new launch date on July 22 announced by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Thursday.
The ISRO in its tweet wrote, “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.”
Chandrayaan-2 is the first ever moon mission in the world which will explore the dark side or South Pole of the moon. As per researchers, the South pole of the moon has traces of water ice.
Chandrayaan-2 which was earlier set for the lunar exploratory mission on July 15 met with a technical snag and its launch was kept on hold.
Chandrayaan-2 will be launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh using Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark-III (GSLV Mk-III) rocket.