Chandrayaan-2 launch Highlights: Technical snag observed in launch vehicle system, says ISRO
New Delhi, July 15: Chandrayaan-2 launch has been called off. ISRO made an official announcement a short while ago. The launch has been called off for today and no announcement has yet been made about the next possible date.
A technical snag was observed in launch vehicle system at T-56 minute. As a measure of abundant precaution, #Chandrayaan2 launch has been called off for today. Revised launch date will be announced later, ISRO tweet said.
India will send Chandrayaan-2 to explore the unexplored South Pole region of the moon, not only expanding the country's footprint in space but also showcasing indigenous scientific capacity.
Chandrayaan-2 comprises of the orbiter (2,379 kg), Vikram (1,471 kg), and Pragyaan (27 kg)
The GSLV Mark-III launch vehicle was moved to the launch pad on July 7.