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India Reschedules Launch of Lunar Probe for Next Week

India's space agency says it will make a second attempt to launch an unmanned probe to the Moon's south pole next Monday, July 22.The launch of the Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft will take place exactly one week after its first attempt was aborted less than an hour before liftoff due to a "technical snag" on the giant Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark Three rocket.FILE - Indian Space Research Organization scientists work on various modules of lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 at ISRO Satellite Integration and Test Establishment (ISITE) in Bengaluru, India, June 12, 2019.Chandrayaan, the Sanskrit word for "moon craft," is designed for a soft landing on the far side of the moon and to send a rover to explore water deposits confirmed by a previous Indian space mission.  If the $140 million mission is successful, India will become just the fourth nation to pull off a soft landing of a spacecraft on the lunar surface, after the United States — which is observing the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 mission this week — Russia and China. ... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, India Reschedules Launch of Lunar Probe for Next Week, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you India Reschedules Launch of Lunar Probe for Next Week

 

 

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Published By: VOA NEWS - Thursday, 18 July

 

 

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