Chandrayaan-2 to perform 15 maneuvers, countdown begins Sunday evening

The Chandrayaan-2 will perform 15 crucial maneuvers in the days to come, said Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief K Sivan on Sunday. The countdown for the launch of Chandrayaan-2, India’s second lunar exploration mission after Chandrayaan-1, begins Sunday evening.

ISRO has successfully completed the launch rehearsal of the Chandrayaan-2 mission. The launch is slated for 22 July.

“Chandrayaan-2 will be launched on Monday afternoon. All the preparatory works regarding the launch have been completed. Technical snags that developed in the first attempt have been rectified,” Sivan told reporters.

“The 20-hour countdown will begin at 6.43 pm today. It will be launched at 2.43 pm tomorrow. All arrangements are going well,” he added.

He said that Chandrayaan-2 will be landing on the moon very slowly. “It will land on the South Pole. There is a lot of scientific testing to be done regarding the mission. Read More

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