ISRO Mission Chandrayaan 2: New launch date set for July 22, Why was Mission called off?

ISRO Mission Chandrayaan 2: New launch date set for July 22, Why was Mission called off?
ISRO Mission Chandrayaan 2: New launch date set for July 22, Why was Mission called off?

ISRO Mission Chandrayaan 2: The Indian Space and Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set with a new schedule for India’s much-awaited mission to land on the surface of the moon after being called off earlier this week. The Mission Chandrayaan 2 was called off due to the last-minute technical issues in the rocket carrying the mission development.

Earlier, the Chandrayaan 2 mission was scheduled to be launched on July 15 at 2:51am by ISRO, an now it has been rescheduled to co2:51 am on Monday, July 22, 2019, at 2:43 PM from the ISRO launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota.

Why was Mission Chandrayaan 2 called off

The rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV-Mk III) was scheduled to be launched at 2:51 am on July 15 by ISRO with India’s second mission to land on the surface of the Moon.

“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. The revised launch date will be announced later”, ISRO tweeted on July 15.

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According to the sources, there should be proper pressure in the liquid fuel tanks for the continuous flow of fuel to the combustion chamber. This is was the reason why Mission Chandryaan 2 was called off.

-PTC News