Chandrayaan-2 is India’s second lunar exploration mission after the massive success of Chandrayaan-1. This significant mission is developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), aimed to be launched to the Moon by a Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III. The set-up includes a lunar orbiter, lander and rover which are all developed domestically.
Just as when the netizens are eagerly looking forward to India’s second moon mission with India being only the fourth country to launch a mission that would land on the moon and the very first country to land on and explore its south pole region, Chandrayaan-2, was called off from launch just 56 minutes before its scheduled liftoff on July 15 because of a technical glitch in the GSLV Mark-III rocket launcher.
However, in latest news, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) today said it will launch the Chandrayaan-2 on July 22.
In a tweet posted by ISRO today morning, it said that it has rescheduled the launch of Chandrayaan-2.
“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.
Chandrayaan-2 is arguably the most advanced mission undertaken by Indian Space Research Organisation. If turned out to be a successful one, Chandrayaan-2 will make India the fourth ever country after the likes of US, Russia and China to soft land a rover on Moon.
ISRO is in the grand scheme of things to make the whole country proud as it aims to land its rover on the south polar region of Moon, also called the dark side.
Chandrayaan-2 will assist India to widen its footprints in space exploration. The mission will be launched onboard the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mk-III, or GSLV Mk-III, rocket.
Chandrayaan-2 is quite an advanced version of the previous Chandrayaan-1 mission, which was first launched in 2008 and confirmed the presence of water molecules on Moon’s surface.