The Indian Space Agency fixed all the glitches and was able to launch the rocket from Sriharikota.
Expressing happiness over the successful launch, ISRO Chairman S Somnath said, “I am very happy to announce the successful achievement of the Gaganyaan TV-D1 mission.”
In a post on X (formerly Twitter), ISRO said, “The reason for aborting the launch has been identified and rectified. The launch is planned for 10:00 am today.”
ISRO chief said that lift-off in the mission could not take place due to a problem in engine ignition.
The errors have been identified and corrected and the second launch was scheduled for 10:00 am today.
India’s Gaganyaan mission represents an important milestone in India’s effort to demonstrate that sending humans into space is possible.
The Gaganyaan project envisages demonstrating human spaceflight capability by launching a crew of three members into a 400 km orbit for a 3-day mission and landing in Indian waters and returning them safely to Earth.
This program will make India the fourth country to launch a manned space flight mission after the US, Russia and China. Building on the success of Indian space initiatives including the recent Chandrayaan-3 and Aditya L1 missions, Prime Minister Narendra Modi directed that India should now set new and ambitious targets including setting up the ‘Indian Space Station’ . To send the first Indian to the Moon by 2035 and by 2040.