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ISRO announced new launch date for Chandrayaan-2; to be launched on 22nd July 2019, at 02:43PM

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Chandrayaan-2 to be launched on 22nd July 2019, at 02:43PM says ISRO.

India’s second mission to the moon Chandrayaan 2 will be launched on July 22, seven days after the first take off had to be called off with 56 minutes to go due to a technical glitch, the Indian Space Research Organisation announced on Thursday.

ISRO tweeted; Chandrayaan 2 is ready to take a billion dreams to the Moon — now stronger than ever before! Join us for the launch on Monday — 22 July, 2019 — at 2:43 PM IST.

The Chandrayaan 2 will be the first ever mission in the world to explore the South Pole of the moon.

Chandrayaan 2 is being launched by ISRO in the quest to find out the presence of water in permanently shadowed areas around the lunar South Pole. The South Pole region of Moon has craters that are cold traps and contain a fossil record of the early Solar System.