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Chandrayaan-2 launch Highlights: Technical snag observed in launch vehicle system, says ISRO

By Anuj Cariappa

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.

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