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.
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 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.