The Indian space research Organisation has declared a brand-new launch date for its ambitious second Moon landing mission Chandrayaan-2. it will now be launched on july 22, seven days after the ambitious launch by ISRO had to be aborted an hour before the lift-off.
ISRO tweeted on Thursday: “Chandrayaan-2 launch, that was called off because of a technical snag on July 15, 2019, is now rescheduled at 2.43 p.m. IST on Monday, July 22, 2019.”
ISRO has rectified the fault in its ‘Bahubali’ rocket-Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV-Mk III) whose Monday flight with Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft was called off an hour before its liftoff at 2.51 a.m, IANS reported.
Chandrayaan 2 is prepared to take a billion dreams to the Moon — now stronger than ever before! Join us for the launch on Monday — 22 July 2019 — at 2:43 PM IST,” ISRO aforementioned in a series of tweets.
To rectify the fault, ISRO had constituted an expert committee to go into the basis cause of the snag. Non-building of adequate pressure in the helium tanks in the rocket could be the reason for calling off the Moon landing mission one hour before the rocket’s takeoff, two retired officers of the Indian space organisation told the press agency.
ISRO officers said that the committee identified the root cause of the technical snag and all corrective actions were implemented. officials said that the fault was rectified at the second launch pad itself wherever the rocket has been positioned for the July 22 launch.