New Delhi: India’s ambitious second Lunar mission, Chandrayaan-2 faced a setback in the early hours of July 15 after a technical glitch compelled the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to put on hold the launch of the mission from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SHAR) in Sriharikota.
“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 said.
“It was the right decision to call off #Chandrayaan2 launch. We could not have taken any chance in such a big mission. Several rounds of testing are performed of every part. Every movement needs to be monitored at every second,” said Ravi Gupta, Former Director Public Interface DRDO.
The launch was initially scheduled for liftoff from Sriharikota on 15 July at 2.51 am IST.