Technical snag rectified, Chandrayaan-2 launch on July 22

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)on Thursday announced that the deferred second lunar mission, Chandrayaan-2,would now take place on July 22. ISRO in a statement said the GSLV-Mk-III, carrying the 3,850 kg Chandrayan-2would lift off from Second Launch Pad at 14.43 hrs on July 22 from SHARRange, Sriharikota. It said ''Chandrayaan-2 launch scheduled on July 15 at 0251 hrs was called off due to a technical snag noticed at around one hour before launch''.

''An expert committee was constituted to analyze the issue and suggest remedial action. The expert committee identified the root cause of the technical snag and all corrective actions are implemented. Thereafter, the system performance is normal'', it added.