CHENNAI: The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro), late on Saturday said that the performance of Chandrayaan-2—whose first launch on July 15 was scrubbed after a leak in the cryogenic stage—was normal after the launch rehearsals for the rescheduled launch on July 22. India’s second lunar mission is now scheduled for launch at 2.43pm Monday. “Launch rehearsal of #GSLVMkIII-M1/#Chandrayaan2 mission completed, performance normal,” Isro tweeted late Saturday. Launch rehearsal of #GSLVMkIII-M1 / #Chandrayaan2 mission completed, performance normal #ISRO— ISRO (@isro) 1563644048000The space agency, however, is yet to officially announce what led to the postponement of launch on July 15. However, it said last week that an expert committee constituted to analyse the issue has suggested remedial action, which has been implemented. Sources said that preparations for the re-launch have been going on as per the revised schedule and were hopeful of a successful launch. While Isro has claimed that the expert committee identified the root cause of the July 15 snag, it has not made it public as yet. However, both experts and the citizenry had come out in support of Isro’s decision to abort the mission last week. Given the quick turnaround and announcement of the new launch date, the leak detected in the eleventh hour on July 15, appears to be a small glitch, but Isro had employed “abundant caution” and called off the launch. “Reaching greater heights is part physics and part faith. Thank you for giving us more than enough of the latter,” Isro said last week thanking people for supporting its decision. The Rs 978-crore mission is India’s first attempt to soft-land a probe on Moon, and its success will propel the country into an elite club of nations. Monday’s launch will only put Chandrayaan-2 on the path to this feat, which will only be achieved on September 7, if Vikram makes a successful touchdown on Moon. In Video:ISRO fixes date of Chandrayaan-2 re-launch on July 22