ISRO to launch Chandrayaan-2 on July 22

The launch of Chandrayaan-2, which was called off earlier due to a technical glitch, has been rescheduled to July 22 at 2:43 pm Indian Standard Time (IST), the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) announced on Thursday.

Late on Monday night, in a last-minute revision of schedule, the ISRO announced that the launch of India’s second lunar mission ‘Chandrayaan-2’ has been called off due to 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. #Chandrayaan2 #GSLVMkIII #ISRO,” ISRO informed in a tweet on Thursday. Chandrayaan-2, which has home-grown technology, will explore a region of Moon where no mission has ever set foot. It will be the first Indian expedition to attempt a soft landing on the lunar surface. This mission will make India the fourth country after the US, Russia, and China to carry out a soft landing on Moon.