In a major setback, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) called off the launch of GSLV D-5 communication satellite on Monday.
According to reports, the launch of ISRO\'s GSLV D-5 carrying GSAT-14 was called off due to leak in the fuel system of the second stage of the GSLV D-5. ISRO said that the revised launch date of GSLV D-5 will be announced later.
Addressing the press conference, ISRO Chairman K Radhakrishnan said that they need to make assessment of the cause of the leak in GSLV-D5 vehicle.
The rocket carrying the 1,982-kg satellite was scheduled to be launched at 4.50 pm from the second launchpad at Indian Space Research Organisation's Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, about 90 kms from Andhra Pradesh.
The GSLV D-5 powered by indigenous cryogenic upper stage engine was being tested after a failed attempt over three years ago. It was carrying communication satellite GSAT-14.