GSLV-D5 launch called off after detection of leakage

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Launch of GSLV- D5 called off
Shriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, Aug, 19: The launch of the GSLV-D5 rocket carrying communication satellite GSAT-14 was called off on Monday due to a technical snag. The ISRO stopped the countdown to the rocket one hour before its scheduled launch from here. ISRO officials said that the launch was called off due to a leakage. They said the countdown was going well but had to be stopped due to a technical snag.

Officials addressed the media immediately after the launch was called off and said that leaky components in the fuel tank were noticed in the second stage of launch. This is the third launch after the failed attempt three years ago. "We need to check and make assumptions of the cost and see what needs to be done to rectify it," said ISRO Chairman, K Radhakrishnan.

The satellite was  removed back to the vehicle assembly to examine what exactly caused the leakage. The date of the next launch will be decided after examination.

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