The twenty-hour countdown for India’s second lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 began last evening at the national spaceport at Sriharikota. The Indian Space Research Organization ISRO said, the countdown started at 6.43 pm and is progressing smoothly.
The country’s most powerful booster, GSLV-Mark-Three, will take off at 2.43 hrs in the afternoon today, carrying the high-stake Chandrayaan-2 probe from the second launch pad of the space station. The launch rehearsal made by the ISRO yesterday found that all mission parameters are normal.
ISRO Chairman Dr K Sivan told reporters at Chennai Airport that the technical snag that occurred in the rocket GSLV-Mark-Three on July 15 has been fully rectified. He said all preparations have been made for the launch today.