Chandrayaan-2 launch on July 22

Bengaluru: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) announced the new date for launching its second moon mission, Chandrayaan-2. The rocket will now be launched on Monday, July 22 at 2.43 pm, the ISRO tweeted on Thursday.
The earlier launch, which was scheduled at 2.51 am on July 15, was called off one hour before the take-off due to a technical snag. Although there are unconfirmed reports that the snag was a leak in the nipple joint of the cryogenic engine, the ISRO is yet to release an official explanation. It still says the launch was called off due to a technical snag.
Chandrayaan-2 is an ambitious mission that aims to make a soft landing on the moon with a lander named after the father of Indian space programme, Vikram Sarabhai. The lander also has in its belly a rover, which is a six-wheeled exploring vehicle capable of traveling up to 500m from its parent lander, and equipped with instruments to test lunar soil for minerals and water.

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