Date With The Moon: ISRO’s Chandrayaan 2 To Now Lift Off On 22 July After Addressing Technical SnagThe Chandrayaan 2 atop the GSLV-MKIII launch vehicle. (pic via Twitter)

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has rescheduled the launch of Chandrayaan-2, India’s second mission to moon, to Monday (22 July) after an earlier launch of the aircraft on 15 July had to be called off following 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, 22 July,” ISRO tweeted.

According to a statement by ISRO, Chandrayaan - 2 launch which was scheduled on 15 July at 2.51am was called off due to a technical snag noticed at around one hour before launch. An expert committee was constituted to analyze the issue and suggest remedial action, it added.

“The expert committee identified the root cause of the technical snag and all corrective actions are implemented. Thereafter, the system performance is normal,” the statement added.

Chandrayaan - 2 launch is now rescheduled on 22 July at 2.43pm from second launch pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), Sriharikota.

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