ISRO Conducts Launch Rehearsal Of Chandrayaan 2 Ahead Of D-day, Says 'performance Normal'

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The launch rehearsal of GSLVMkIII-M1 i.e.the Chandrayaan2 has been mission completed and its performance has been found to be normal. T

Written By Apoorva Rao | Mumbai | Updated On:

The launch rehearsal of GSLVMkIII-M1 i.e.the Chandrayaan 2 has been mission completed and its performance has been found to be normal. The Indian Space Research Organization on Saturday tweeted about the development.

ISRO Chief, K Sivan said that the technical snag which occurred during the first attempt of the launch of Chandrayaan 2 has been rectified."All preparatory work for Chandrayaan 2 launch has been completed. Technical snags that had developed in the first attempt have been rectified. Today evening, the countdown for the launch will begin. Chandrayaan 2 will perform 15 crucial manoeuvres in days to come."

The ISRO on Thursday had announced that Chandrayaan 2 is scheduled for launching on July 22 at 02:43 PM. Taking to Twitter, the space organisation had said that the launch that was called off due to a technical snag and was now rescheduled.  

On July 15, ISRO said that there was a technical snag observed in launch vehicle system at T-56 and 24 seconds, after which first the countdown was stopped and then the launching of India's moon mission was delayed. It announced that the launch of Chandrayaan 2 has been postponed for the day as a measure of abundant precaution.

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About the Chandrayaan 2 mission:

ISRO is undertaking an ambitious moon mission and said that the Moon is the closest cosmic body at which space discovery can be attempted and documented. Dubbed as the most challenging mission undertaken by the ISRO, Chandrayaan 2 is a continuation of India's space exploration programmes. In the past, with Chandrayaan -1 and Mangalyaan, India has boosted it confidence and with Chandrayaan-2, it takes a lead to explore the unexplored. The main aim of the Chandrayaan 2 is to attempt to make a soft-land on the Moon's surface, the aim is to make lander -Vikram and rover- Pragyan in a high plain between two craters, Manzinus C and Simpelius N, at a latitude of about 70° south.

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