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Chandrayaan 2 launch vehicle’s rehearsal completed: ISRO

The launch of Chandrayaan 2, aimed at landing a rover on the unexplored Lunar South Pole, was aborted early on July 15 due to a “technical snag” in the rocket.

india Updated: Jul 21, 2019 11:07 IST
Press Trust of India
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People standing next to models of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)'s Geosynchronous Satellite launch Vehicle (GSLV) MkII at Satish Dhawan Space Center after the Chandrayaan-2 mission was aborted from Sriharikota on Sunday.
People standing next to models of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)'s Geosynchronous Satellite launch Vehicle (GSLV) MkII at Satish Dhawan Space Center after the Chandrayaan-2 mission was aborted from Sriharikota on Sunday. (Photo: ANI)
         

ISRO said Saturday it has completed the launch rehearsal of GSLV Mark III-M1, the launch vehicle of Chandrayaan 2, and its performance is normal.  After aborting the second Indian mission to Moon on July 15, an hour before the take off, ISRO has said it would go ahead with the mission on July 21.

“Launch rehearsal of #GSLVMkIII-M1 / #Chandrayaan2 mission completed, performance normal #ISRO,” he said.

The launch of Chandrayaan 2, aimed at landing a rover on the unexplored Lunar South Pole, was aborted early on July 15 due to a “technical snag” in the rocket.

The snag had occurred when the liquid propellant was being loaded into the rocket’s indigenous cryogenic upper-stage engine.

Veteran scientists had heaped praise on ISRO for calling off the launch rather hurrying into a major disaster.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

First Published: Jul 21, 2019 11:07 IST

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