Chandrayaan 2 relaunch date set as July 22: ISRO

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Chandrayaan 2
Chandrayaan 2

Hyderabad : Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) on Thursday said that it will launch the Chandrayaan-2 on July 22.

On July 15, the launch was deferred a couple of hours before its scheduled time due to technical snag. The GSLV Mark III carrying the orbiter, lander, and rover was scheduled to take off at 02:51 am from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, the country’s only launch site.

“A technical snag was observed in launch vehicle system at 1 hour before the launch. As a measure of abundant precaution, #Chandrayaan2 launch has been called off for today. Revised launch date will be announced later,” a statement from the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) had said.

Chandrayaan-2 is India's second Moon mission and aims to land a rover on the lunar surface. 

"Chandrayaan-2 launch, which was called off due to a technical snag on July 15, is now rescheduled at 2:43 pm on Monday (July 22), Isro said in a tweet.