Hyderabad: Chandrayaan-2 launch which was called off on July 15 due to a technical snag has now been rescheduled at 2.43 pm (IST) on Monday, July 22, 2019.
On July 15, ISRO’s ambitious mission to land a spacecraft on the moon was called off less than an hour before the launch. A technical snag was detected in the GSLV-MkIII rocket, ISRO’s most powerful rocket built to carry heavier payloads.
While ISRO did not specify it, there were indications that the problem was detected in the upper stage of the rocket carrying the cryogenic engine where liquid hydrogen fuel had been filled less than half an hour earlier.
“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,” ISRO tweeted.
— ISRO (@isro) July 18, 2019
The mission was initially slated to be launched last year, but was postponed at least twice due to unavailability of a suitable window of opportunity to land on the moon.