‘Chandrayaan 2’ mission rescheduled to 22 July
July 19, 2019
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has announced that India's second moon mission Chandrayaan 2 launch, which was called off due to a technical snag on 15 July has been rescheduled. The new date is going to be 22 July at 2. 43 pm. 'Chandrayaan 2' will be launched from the ISRO headquarters at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. The first attempt was called off 56 minutes before its launch.
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
Once this mission is completed, India will become the fourth nation to send a moon mission after United States of America, Russia and China. This Rs 1000 crore project was spearheaded mostly by women scientists at the ISRO. Once the snag was identified, an expert committee was appointed to look into the matter and resolve it as soon as possible.
Many people took to social media to express their excitement over the announcement of new dates.
"#Chandrayaan2's new launch date - July 22. (less than 100 hours to go!)", tweeted technology entrepreneur Amit Paranjape.
"India's Chandrayaan-2 moon mission to take off on July 22, Isro confirms #ISRO #Chandrayaan2", tweeted Riddhi Shah.