Chandrayaan- 2 was rescheduled to be launched on July 22 at 14.43 hrs as confirmed by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Earlier Chandrayaan- 2 was scheduled to be launched on July 15 and was postponed due to a technical glitch an hour before the launch.
After the glitch was spotted an expert committee was constituted to solve the issue. ISRO said the technical committee has identified the root cause of the technical snag and that all corrective measures were taken.
After that, the performance of the system has been normal said the space agency. It was now rescheduled to take place on July 22, 2019 from the second launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.
“Chandrayaan-2 launch which was called off due to a technical snag on July 15, 2019 is now rescheduled at 2.43pm IST on Monday, July 22, 2019” wrote ISRO on Twitter.
— ISRO (@isro) July 18, 2019
Chandrayaan-2 is India’s second mission to the moon, following the successful launch of Chandrayaan-1 that happened on 22nd October 2008.
Chandrayaan-2 will be injected into an earth parking 170X 40400 km orbit. A series of maneuvers will take it to the Lunar transfer trajectory.
This is India’s first attempt at landing on the lunar surface. ISRO said Lander- Vikram will land near the South Pole of the moon.
Subsequently, Rover will roll out and carryout experiments on Lunar Surface for a period of one Lunar day which is equal to 14 earth days. The Orbiter is said to continue its mission for the duration of one year.
However, this was India’s first attempt to make a soft landing on the moon surface. Chandrayaan-2 costing Rs. 1000 crore will explore a region of moon where no earlier mission has gone, near the south pole of the Moon.
If successful, India becomes the fourth country – following the Soviet Union, USA and China to launch a lunar mission.