India's Chandrayaan 2 halts for the seventh time
Chandrayaan 2, India's second mission to the moon, has been put on hold due to a 'technical snag' mere minutes from the launch window scheduled at 2:15am on July 15 Indian Standard Time.
- This is the seventh time that Chandrayaan 2 has been delayed since its original launch date back in 2013.
- The Indian Space Research Organisation is yet to explain the 'technical snag' and decide on the next perspective launch windows for India's mission to the Moon's South pole.
A technical snag was observed in launch vehicle system at 1 hour before the launch. As a measure of abundant precau… https://t.co/N2YBX8bbPj— ISRO (@isro) 1563140389000
India's apex space agency has not disclosed any details about what the 'technical snag' aboard Chandrayaan 2 actually is but it was spotted after the launch vehicle was fully fueled up and ready to go.
The new launch window for Chandrayaan 2 is also yet to be announced but in the past ISRO has reiterated that it plans to launch it's mission to the Moon's South Pole by the end of 2019.
This is not the first time that this is mission has been pushed to a later date due to technical issues. In fact, the moon mission was initially supposed to take off in 2013, six years ago.
Here are all the times that the mission has been delayed:
On-schedule in 2010
But then Russia pulled out
2018 rolls in
April passed by
'Technical snags' hit Chandrayaan 2 yet again
By the end of the year
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