NEW DELHI – The launch of India’s second lunar mission has been halted less than an hour before the scheduled blast-off, due to a technical problem.
The countdown stopped 56 minutes before the launch after a “technical snag was observed in launch vehicle system,” India’s space agency said.
The satellite had been scheduled for launch at 02:51 local time on Monday (21:21 GMT Sunday) from Sriharikota space station on India’s eastern coast.
A new launch date will follow soon.
India hopes the $150m mission, Chandrayaan-2, will be the first to land on the Moon’s south pole. (BBC)