Sriharikota: India’s unmanned lunar mission that will land on the South Pole of the moon a first for any country will be successful in its second bid on Monday, said the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), a week after a technical snag put off the first try of the launch at the final hour.
K Sivan, chairman of the space agency, told reporters that the technical snag observed on July 15 had been corrected. The vehicle is in good condition; the rehearsal has gone well too. Tests were conducted to ensure the same snag does not recur. There are no chances of it happening again, Sivan added
Chandrayaan -2 launch Watch Live
The indigenously developed GSLV-Mk-3 is Indias most powerful rocket and can carry a 4-tonne satellite 36,000 km above earth. The Chandrayaan-2 mission the spacecraft with an orbiter, lander and rover weighs 3.8 tonne.
Chandrayaan-2 is scheduled for launch at 2.43 pm on Monday from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.