India suspends moon mission launch shortly before takeoff
A "technical snag" led mission control to abort the launch at the southern spaceport of Sriharikota. India wants to become the fourth country to successfully complete a controlled landing on the moon. India's nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pushed the country to show off its technology. He has demanded the ISRO send an astronaut to the moon by 2022. amp/se (Reuters, dpa, AP) DW sends out a selection of the day's news and features. Sign up here.
India’s mission to the unexplored regions of the Moon , Chandrayaan 2 , was postponed less than an hour before it’s launch, the country’s space Chandrayaan - 2 emerges from its assembly building © ISRO . As a measure of abundant precaution, # Chandrayaan 2 launch has been called off for today.
Nation’s first attempt at a landing on the moon put on hold due to ‘ technical snag ’.
A technical glitch led India to call off the launch of Chandrayaan-2, the country’s second lunar exploration mission, at the last moment.
The rocket was scheduled to take off in the wee hours of July 15, from Sriharikota island in southern India. The country’s space agency, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said it had been cancelled as a “measure of abundant precaution.”
A technical snag was observed in launch vehicle system at 1 hour before the launch. As a measure of abundant precaution,launch has been called off for today. Revised launch date will be announced later.
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Chandrayaan - 2 mission was set to lift off from Sriharikota at 2:51 Launch of Chandrayaan - 2 was called off on Monday due to a technical snag . With the countdown clock freezing minutes before 2 am, the launch of Chandrayaan - 2 , India’s second mission to moon , was called off 56 minutes
Chandrayaan - 2 launch has been called off due to technical snag , says Isro . A technical snag was observed in launch vehicle system at T-56 minute. Chandrayaan - 2 , India’s second moon mission , is the country’s first step in robotic space exploration, former ISRO chairman K. Radhakrishnan said
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This was India’s first lunar mission in over a decade. In 2008, Chandrayaan-1 had foundof water on the moon.
Developed by ISRO, the Chandrayaan-2 module has three main parts: an orbiter, a lander, and a rover. As per the launch plans, the entire module would have been released from a GSLV Mk III rocket, while it circles the earth. The module will then slip away from the earth’s orbit and enter the moon’s. The lander was estimated to dissociate from the rocket and attempt to execute a “soft landing” (or a controlled landing) on the moon surface on Sept. 6.
If the plan succeeds, India would become the fourth country to soft-land a lunar mission, besides the US, Russia, and China.
A probe unit of India’s Chandrayaan-1 had madeon the moon. Its orbiter, though expected to function for two years, had died in less than a year.
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