ISRO was all set to take a gaint leap by launching the Chandrayaan-2 to moon for its econd mission. Unfortunately, the launch was called at the last moment due to a technical snag. The launch was supposed to take place at 2.51 a.m. from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota, Andra Pradesh but was called off just a few minutes before.
“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 tweeted.
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
The snag was detected while the cryogenic fuel was being loaded and now ISRO will announce a new launch date after it thoroughly investigates the rocket of any other possibilities of malfunction. If the launch had takes place as scheduled, then India would have been the fourth country in the world to have successfully conducted a soft landing on the lunar surface after, the US, Russia, and China. This would have been the entry card of India into the elite space club.
A successful Chandrayaan 2 launch would have made India the fourth country to soft land on the lunar surface after Russia, the United States, and China, putting it in an elite space club. Now India has to patiently wait for the next launch date and see history being made successfully this time.
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