The launch of Chandrayaan 2 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in the wee hours of Monday morning was called off due to a technical issue.
Exactly 56.24 minutes ahead of the launch, India’s ambitious and much talked about Chandrayan 2 Mission was called off due to technical reasons.
The Chandrayan 2 Orbiter was to be launched at 2:51 am on July 15 from Sriharikota launching pad in Odissa. But just before the take off a technical snag was observed at T-56.
The soft landing on Moon’s surface was likely to be on September 6 or September 7. But after this delay, the date of the soft landing now would have to be recalculated.
An official statement issued by the ISRO said, Mission was called off for the day as a measure of abundant precaution. There was a snag in the satellite launch vehicle GSLV MK 3. The revised date will be announced soon.
A technical snag was observed in launch vehicle system at 1 hour before the launch. As a measure of abundant precaution, #Chandrayaan2 launch has been called off for today. Revised launch date will be announced later.
— ISRO (@isro) July 14, 2019
Chandrayan 2 Mission is a very expensive and historic project of India. Under this mission, the Rover will land on the south pole of the moon’s surface where the presence of water is supposed to be in abundant quantity.
The Rover will do several experiments on the surface of the moon for more than a year during its stay over there. Its launch vehicle is so strong that it has been named as BAHUBALI.