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.
Here are the highlights:
India’s second space mission to the moon, #Chandrayaan2 is led by two women scientists of @isro , a first in India’s history! Sending my best to the rocket women and #ISRO team, more power to you! pic.twitter.com/AX6e8335YK— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) July 14, 2019
Ashish Dutta, Professor, IIT Kanpur: #Chandrayaan2 has many sub-systems. For 2 of them, map generation&path planning sub-systems, MoU was signed b/w ISRO&IIT Kanpur for software&algorithm development. Structure of this prototype&the one that is actually going is exactly the same. pic.twitter.com/ovYI3JtHXk— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) July 14, 2019