WATCH: India launches spacecraft on moon-landing mission

2019-07-22 12:41
India's Chandrayaan-2 moon launch. (Reuters)

India's Chandrayaan-2 moon launch. (Reuters)

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India on Monday launched a landmark spacecraft to land on the moon, in a bid to become only the fourth nation to achieve the feat.

Chandrayaan-2 - Moon Chariot 2 - took off as scheduled at 09:13 GMTN from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota, an island off the coast of southern Andhra Pradesh state.

READ MORE: India counts down to new bid to launch moon mission

The launch came a week after a fuel leak forced the previous attempt to be scrubbed.

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