The Indian engineers canceled the launch of the Chandayan 2 landing mission on Sunday after they marked a "technical smile" during the last hour of the inverse counting, India's space agency reported. take off from the Satish Dhawan Space Center on top of the GSLV Mk.3 rocket in India at 2121 GMT (5:21 pm EDT) on Sunday, or 2:51 pm local time on Monday in India.
(a) a launch system for the vehicle one hour before the launch, announced the Indian Space Research Organization. "As a precautionary measure, the launch of Chandrayaan 2 has been delayed for today. The revised start date will be announced later.
ISRO publishes no additional information about the reason for postponement at startup. IANS, an Indian news agency, said the GSLV Mk.3 rocket would have to be drained of its liquid fuels and returned to the vehicle assembling facility at the Satish Dhawan Space Center on the southeast coast of India for further investigation. This process will take 10 days before managers can solve the problem and prepare for another release attempt.
In May, ICRC officials said the mission of Mission Chandrayan 2 was opened this month and will continue until Tuesday, July 16 (Monday), July 15 in the United States. Chandrayaan 2 has missed a series of previous boot windows, as engineers have completed building and testing the mission, which includes elements of orbit, land and rivers that will be released after the moon arrives.
landing gear and rover, ready to be encapsulated in the payload rack of GSLV Mk.3. Credit: ISRO
After coming out, the GSLV Mk.3 rocket will inject an 8477-pound Chandrayaan 2 spacecraft into an elliptical orbit that extends more than 24,000 miles (39,000 km) around the Earth. The Chandrayaan 2 will use its own propulsion system to raise its orbit and release itself from Earth's gravitational traction, as the arrival in orbit around the moon is expected about three weeks after take-off.
If the mission was launched on Sunday, landing on the moon was scheduled for September 6th. A new landing date will depend on when the mission will leave Earth.
The mission of Chandrayaan 2 is aimed at a touchdown of an unexplored object located on the near side of the moon at 70.9 degrees south, closer to the south pole than any previous probe. The landing module is called Vikram for Vikram Sarabhai, the father of the space program of India, and will deploy the Praagan contestant called the Sanskrit word for "wisdom." until half of the moon's day – as the sun lands on the landing site, robbing vehicles with electricity while temperatures drop to minus 300 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 183 degrees Celsius). The router and the camp carry a set of scientific tools, including chambers and spectrometers to measure the composition of the landing site rocks.
If the landing is successful, India will become the fourth nation to achieve a controlled soft touch moon after landing from the Soviet Union, the United States and China. Follow the Stephen Clark on Twitter: