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Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 18:32
India to launch second moon mission on July 15
By Xinhua
Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 18:32 By Xinhua

The Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C45) launches India's Electromagnetic Spectrum Measurement satellite 'EMISAT' -- along with 28 satellites from other countries including Lithuania, Spain, Switzerland and the US -- at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, in Andhra Pradesh state, April 1, 2019. (ARUN SANKAR / AFP)

NEW DELHI - India will launch its second moon mission Chandrayaan-2 on July 15 at 02:51 am local time from Sriharikota in southern state of Andhra Pradesh, announced Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K. Sivan on Wednesday.

The mission's "Orbiter" will travel around 382,000 km before the Lander makes its final landing on Sept 6 or Sept 7, Sivan said while addressing a press conference in Bengaluru, the capital city of southern state of Karnataka.  

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