The launch of Chandrayaan-2, India’s most ambitious mission to the Moon which was aborted at the eleventh hour due to a technical glitch, has been rescheduled for July 22 at 2.43pm.
Chandrayaan 2 was called off in the early hours of July 15 after the Indian Space Research Organisation encountered a technical snag.
The 15 July had the longest launch window of 10 minutes, but ISRO has a minute-long daily window for the rest of the month.
The rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV-Mk III) was supposed to lift off at 2:51 am on July 15 with India’s second moon mission spacecraft Chandrayaan 2.
According to the retired officials of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), there should be proper pressure in the liquid fuel tanks so that there is a continuous flow of fuel to the combustion chamber.
With the Chandrayaan 2 mission back on track, Indian Space Research Organisation is all set to embark on its most ambitious space journey to date.
The space exploration body has been working on the Chandrayaan 2 mission for a few years now,
On July 22, it will finally get the chance to launch the indigenously made GSLV Mk III launch vehicle into space which will carry with it a lander named Vikram, rover called Pragyan and an orbiter which will be deployed on the surface of the moon in September later this year.
While similar missions have been carried out in the past by other space agencies such as NASA and Russia’s Roscosmos, India’s lunar mission is unique as it attempts to unravel the mysteries of the dark side of the Moon.