Chandrayaan-2 second launch countdown starts

Chandrayaan-2

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), July 21: The 20-hour countdown for the second attempt of the launch of Chandrayaan-2 started at 6.43 pm on Sunday.

Chandrayaan-2, which is propelled by the GSLV Mk-III, the country’s most powerful rocket to date, is India’s second moon mission.

The launch is scheduled to take place at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh at 2.43 pm on Monday.

The original launch date was July 15. But the mission was called off less than an hour before the scheduled take off time of 2.51 am.

The reason for the launch to be aborted was said to be a glitch while filing helium in the cryogenic engine of the rocket.

News24 Bureau

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