India's space organisation is examining the problem behind the aborted launch of a spacecraft intended to land on the far side of the moon and expects to set a new launch date within days.
The Chandrayaan-2 mission was called off less than an hour before liftoff by the Indian Space Research Organisation on Monday when a "technical snag" was observed in the 580 tonne, 14-storey rocket launcher.
Vivek Singh, the ISRO's media director, said the organisation should be able to choose a new launch date within days.
Chandrayaan, the Sanskrit word for "moon craft", is designed to make a soft landing on the lunar south pole and to send a rover to explore water deposits confirmed by a previous orbiting Indian space mission.
Pallava Bagla, science editor of New Delhi Television news channel, said launch windows had to meet several technical criteria and it could take weeks or months for a new date.
The full details of what went wrong would be available when scientists could access the rocket and after a full analysis was done, Balga said.
Australian Associated Press