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Chandrayaan-2 is ready for a normal launch on Monday
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Chandrayaan-2 is ready for a normal launch on Monday

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Chennai: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), late on Saturday said that the performance of Chandrayaan-2 was normal after the launch rehearsals.

The Chandrayaan-2, India's second lunar mission, is now scheduled for a launch at 2.43 pm Monday. The first launch of Chandrayaan-2 on July 15 was cancelled after a leak in the cryogenic stage.

"Launch rehearsal of #GSLVMKIII-M1 #Chadrayaan2 mission completed, performance normal, ISRO tweeted late Saturday.

Sources said that the scientists are hopeful of a successful launch. It is said that the expert committee already identified the root cause of the July 15 snag, but it has not revealed to the media. The Rs. 978 crore mission is India's first attempt to soft-land a probe on Moon. The successful soft-landing is important for space exploration because there is relatively little information about the far side of the moon compared to the side closest to Earth, which has been explored and surveyed by previous missions.