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Chandrayaan 2: ISRO pinpoints leak to ‘nipple joint’ of cryogenic engine

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) teams have pinpointed the leak in the GSLV-MkIII cryogenic engine to a ‘nipple joint’ of the helium gas bottle. It supplies pressure to the fuel and oxidiser. ISRO had aborted the Chandrayaan-2 launch 56 minutes before its scheduled lift-off at 2.51am on 15 July. Sources said that the leak wasn’t serious enough to impair the flight, but ISRO decided to apply ‘abundant caution’. The Rs 978-crore project that would make India only the fourth country – after the US, Russia and China – to land a craft on the lunar surface.

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