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India Moon Mission Set to Launch a Week after it Was Aborted

Monday, 22 July 2019 01:38 AM

SRIHARIKOTA, India (AP) — India is ready to launch a rocket to the far side of the moon a week after aborting the mission due to a technical problem.

The Indian Space Research Organization said Monday that fueling the 640-ton rocket launcher with liquid oxygen had begun in preparation for the Chandrayaan-2 mission liftoff scheduled for 2:43 p.m., a day after scientists celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission that put American astronauts on the moon.

Chandrayaan, the Sanskrit word for "moon craft," is designed to land on the lunar south pole and send a rover to explore water deposits that were confirmed by a previous mission that orbited the moon.

India's launch a week ago was called off less than an hour before liftoff due to a "technical snag."

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