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Gaganyaan test launch put on hold, countdown halted at five seconds, engine ignition failed

Setback to the space enthusiasts in India but also globally as Gaganyaan’s First Flight Test Vehicle Abort Mission-1 (TV-D1) launch has been placed on hold.

ISRO chief S Somnath told media, “The lift-off attempt could not happen today…engine ignition has not happened in the nominal course, we need to find out what went wrong. The vehicle is safe, we need to look at what happened…we will come back soon…the computer which is doing function has withheld the launch…we will correct it and schedule launch soon..”.


The countdown was stopped five seconds before the scheduled launch as the engine ignition did not take place as expected. Meanwhile, a low pressure system is brewing in the Bay of Bengal creating rough sea conditions.