Launch of the GSLV-D5 Called off Revised Launch Date will be Announced Later

Monday, August 19, 2013

Sri Harikota: The Launch of the GSLV-D5 scheduled for 1650 hrs today (August 19, 2013) is called off, as a leak is observed in the UH 25 fuel system of the liquid second stage during the pre-launch pressurization phase on the vehicle just two hours before the scheduled lift-off. This was announced by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in Sri Harikota today.

The propellants are being drained from the Cryogenic Stage, Liquid Second Stage and the four liquid Strap-ons of GSLV-D5. The vehicle will be moved back to the Vehicle Assembly Building for further actions.

The revised launch date will be announced after a detailed assessment.