New date announced for India Moon mission

MANJUNATH KIRAN / AFP

We now know when Chandrayaan-2 will be launched in to space.

India has announced that the new launch date for its second lunar mission will be on July 22 at 2:43 pm local time. 

It comes after the original blastoff Monday was called off because of a technical issue.

If it's successful, Chandrayaan-2 will be the first mission to land on the Moon's south pole.

The projects costs just under AED 551 million.

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