Chandrayaan 2 launch: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has called off the launch of Chandrayaan-2 (Moon Mission) due to a technical error in the launch vehicle system. The country’s ambitious 2nd moon mission was scheduled to take off at around 2:15 am from Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota. According to the reports, the Chandrayaan-2 will land near moons south pole by September 6 or 7, 2019. If India successfully launched and landed the moon mission, then it will become the fourth country to reach the lunar surface after the United States, Russia, and China. Chandrayaan-2 encompasses an orbiter, a lander (Vikram), and a rover (Pragyan).

The Chandrayaan-2 will be transported with the help of the latest Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mk III (GSLV Mk III) rocket, that will carry the 2,379 kg Chnadrayaan mission. The lander (Vikram) solely weighs around 1,471 kg and can generate 650 W of power. The objective of this landing will be to demonstrate the ability for soft-landing on the Moon’s surface. 

If the reports are to be believed, the Chandrayaan-2 rover will land near China’s Chang’e-4. India’s Moom Mission’s landing is expected between the two craters Manzinus C and Simpelius N near the southern pole. 

Here are the Highlights of the Chandrayaan 2 launch:

  • As per the latest reports, the launch of the Chandrayaan 2 was called off due to some technical fault in the launch pad of the vehicle. The new launch date for the Chandrayaan 2 will be soon declared by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). 
  • As per the latest update, the launch of the Chandrayaan 2 has been postponed for now.

  • The process of filling hydrogen in the Cryogenic stage of GSLVMkIII-M1 has been executed.