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Chandrayaan-2 launch rescheduled for July 22: ISRO

The launch was aborted before lift-off at 1.55 am following a technical problem in its most powerful rocket GSLV-Mk-III

By PTI in Bangalore
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  • Updated 18.07.19, 2:35 PM
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This July 2019, photo released by Isro shows its GSLV MkIII-M1 being prepared for the July 15 launch of Chandrayaan-2 at Sriharikota. AP

The revised launch of the Chandrayaan-2 is on July 22, the Indian Space Research Organisation said on Thursday.

On July 15, the launch was aborted 56 minutes and 24 seconds before lift-off at 1.55 am after a technical problem was found in the rocket, GSLV-Mk-III that has been nicknamed Baahubali.

The launch is now at 2.43 pm on July 22, ISRO tweeted.

Scientists at India's space agency have been assessing the seriousness of the problem that put a halt to the Rs 976-crore lunar mission.