Chennai, July 21: Countdown for Monday's Chandrayaan-2 mission launch will start at 6.43 pm on Sunday, Indian Space Research Organisation’s Chairman K. Sivan said on Sunday.
During the countdown, the rocket and spacecraft's systems will undergo checks and fuel will be filled to power the rocket engines.
Chandrayaan-2 is India’s much awaited second mission to the moon that will explore the uncharted lunar south pole, 11 years after ISRO’s successful first lunar mission—Chandrayaan-1, which made more than 3,400 orbits around the Moon and was operational for 312 days till August 29, 2009.
It was originally supposed to be launched on July 15 at 2:51 am, but was called off over a technical snag, and then rescheduled for Monday. Agencies
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