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India's Chandrayaan 2 halts for the seventh time

India's Chandrayaan 2 halts for the seventh time
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  • 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.
India’s second mission to the moon, Chandrayaan-2, has been put on hold yet again. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) was all set to launch the GSLV MarkIII-M1 at 2:15am today morning but a 'technical snag' kept the rocket from taking off as per schedule.



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:

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