Chandrayaan 2. Image credit - Indian Express

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has called off the launch of Chandrayaan 2 on Monday due to a technical glitch found in the launch vehicle system.

ISRO stated on its official twitter handle that the launch of India’s ambitious lunar mission Chandrayaan 2 had to be called off one hour before its launch due to the technical snag.

The organization also stated that a revised launch date will soon be announced.

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.”

Meanwhile, people are having a field day on Twitter with some of them criticizing ISRO for the delay in the launch date and some encouraging the organization with their tweets.

The people of the country were quite excited with the hope that India’s first moon landing mission Chandrayaan 2 would be released on Monday.

However, the delay of the launch date has disappointed many people.

Chandrayaan 2 was expected to be launched from Satish Dhawan Space Center on board the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III (GSLV Mk-III) at Sriharikota on Monday.

The objective of the Chandrayaan 2 mission is to get more information on the origin and evolution of the moon.

The key payloads of Chandrayaan 2 include large area soft X-ray spectrometer, imaging IR spectrometer, synthetic aperture radar L&S band, orbiter high resolution camera, alpha particle X-ray spectrometer and laser induced breakdown spectroscope.

Apart from being India’s first moon landing mission, it is also for the first time that two women scientists are leading a prestigious space mission as Chandrayaan 2.

These two women scientists are Chandrayaan 2 project director Muthayya Vanitha and mission director Ritu Karidhal.

Chandrayaan 2 is an advanced version of Chandrayaan 1.

Chandrayaan 1 has been successful in detecting the presence of water molecules and other chemical compositions on the moon.

It may be mentioned that Chandrayaan 2 is the second version of the Chandrayaan satellites after Chandraayan-1, the lunar satellite which discovered evidence of water molecules on the moon.

Assam-born Professor Jitendra Nath Goswami, was associated with successful launches of Chandrayaan 1 and Mangalyaan satellites.

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