Chandrayaan-2 launch rescheduled for July 22, 2019

NEW DELHI: 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.

Announcing the fresh date, ISRO tweeted: “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.”

Chandrayaan 2 was called off in the early hours of July 15 after the Indian Space Research Organisation encountered a technical snag.

ISRO tweeted: “A technical snag was observed in launch vehicle system at 1 hour before the launch. As a measure of abundant precaution, #Chandrayaan2 launch has been called off for today. Revised launch date will be announced later.”