ISRO in its latest statement announced that the launch of Chandrayaan 2, India’s second moon mission, which was due for launch on 02:51 a.m was called off due to a technical snag noticed in the launch vehicle system.
ISRO took to its Twitter and stated that as a measure of “abundant precaution”, the mission needs to be called off and also revealing that the revised date would be announced soon.
There were four suitable window periods for the launch of Chandrayaan 2 in the month of July – July 15, 16 and 29 and 30. The launch window on July 15 was missed. It was just days before the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong first walking on the moon.
The launch is unlikely to happen during the next three windows in July. The next window for launch will be in September, said HT.
“The technical snag was noticed. We first have to approach the vehicle to assess the problem. First, we have to empty the fuel loaded in the rocket, then the rocket will be taken back for further investigation,” an ISRO official told IANS.