India’s second moon mission Chandrayaan-2 to launch today at 2.43 pm: ISRO

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The 20-hour countdown for the launch of India’s moon mission Chandrayaan-2 began at 6.43 pm on Sunday. Chandrayaan-2 is set to be launched on Monday afternoon at 2.43 pm from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, the second attempt since its lift-off was aborted due to a technical snag. 

“Filling of N204 for the liquid core stage (L110) of #GSLVMkIII-M1 completed today (22.07.2019) at 0240 hrs IST,” ISRO said in a tweet.

The previous launch was aborted 56 minutes left for the countdown on July 15 after a technical snag was discovered.

The quick remedial action was taken by a team set up to look into the snag, ISRO said.

According to the sources, ISRO Chairman K Sivan on the eve of launch had said that all preparations were on and the snag had been rectified.

“Whatever technical glitch we observed on July 15 has been rectified, he said.

“Chandrayaan 2 is an Indian lunar mission that will boldly go where no country has ever gone before — the Moon’s south polar region. Through this effort, the purpose is to improve our understanding of the Moon — discoveries that will benefit India and humanity as a whole.,” a statement said.