The launch was originally scheduled for liftoff from Sriharikota on 15 July at 2.51 am IST.
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The ISRO source has also said, "This process will take 10 days after that only we can decide on the launch schedule."
An ISRO source told IANS that "The technical snag was noticed during the cryogenic fuel was being loaded. We have to approach the vehicle to assess the problem. First we have to empty the fuel loaded in the rocket, then the rocket will be taken back for further investigation,"
A technical snag was observed and the launch date will be announced later.
#WATCH: Countdown for #Chandrayaan2 launch, at Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota stops. ISRO tweets 'Technical snag observed in launch vehicle system at T-56 min. As a measure of precaution,Chandrayaan 2 launch called off for today.Revised launch date to be announced later' pic.twitter.com/unhkVWRcm1
A technical snag was observed in launch vehicle system at T-56 minute. As a measure of abundant precaution, #Chandrayaan2 launch has been called off for today. Revised launch date will be announced later.
The Vikram lander will be carrying a NASA instrument called a Laser Retroreflector Array or LRA as a passive experiment. It's going to be useful in measuring the distance between the lander and the Earth.
The Chandrayaan 2 trio
A quick look at the three modules in the Chandrayaan 2 mission going to the Moon.
India's own space station!
ISRO Chief Dr Sivan had announced the space agency’s plans to set up its own space station by 2030. The announcement comes as an intent to sustain the capabilities and the capacity being built in the country as a part of the Gaganyaan mission, the indigenous human spaceflight program.
There are a string of interesting projects on ISRO's to-do list in the near-future. Chandrayaan-2 and the Gaganyaan manned mission are two of the better-known big missions. The agency is also working on a total of seven interplanetary missions over the coming decade. Here are ISRO'S Interplanetary Missions in the near future.
What's the mission timeline of Chandrayaan-2?
What is the difference between Chandrayaan-2 and Chandrayaan-1 mission?
Chandrayaan-2 is the first space mission to conduct a soft landing on the Moon's South Polar region
Why is Chandrayaan-2 mission headed to the Moon's South Pole?
With the Chandrayaan-2 mission, ISRO is aiming to take India & the global scientific community where no human or mission has been before – the Moon's South Pole. There's more than one reason for this strategic choice.
Chandrayaan-2's journey to the Moon's South Pole is unique in more ways that one
Dr. D.B. Pathak, Principal KV IISC, discusses Chandrayaan 2's voyage to the Moon's south polar region and the uniqueness of this journey. He encourages the youth to dream big and extends his wishes to ISRO for pulling off this remarkable feat - https://t.co/G3ZX3tX7Twpic.twitter.com/WAi7ym8ksY
Chandrayaan-2 is going closer to the South Pole than any Moon mission before it
What makes #Chandrayaan2 so special? Other than being India’s first rover-based space mission, it will also be the world's first expedition to reach the Moon’s south polar region! Here’s a look at where we’re going to go.https://t.co/RKeimdqjMW
LIVE Updates from ISRO's Chandrayaan 2 mission: India's second unmanned mission to the Moon, named Chandrayaan 2, has been put on hold citing technical issues, and a revised countdown is to be announced shortly.
A technical snag was observed in the launch vehicle at T-56th minute. As a measure of abundant precaution, the Chandrayaan 2 launch has been called off for today, said ISRO in a tweet. A revised launch date will be announced later, they added.
An illustration of Chandrayaan 2 orbiter lander rover composite orbiting the Moon. Image courtesy: ISRO
In a first for India, ISRO will deposit a lander and rover on the surface of the Moon on 6 September 2019. The orbiter-lander-rover composite is expected to make a soft-landing on a previously unexplored region just 650 kilometres from the lunar South Pole. This will be the first time any mission touched down so far away from the equator.
One of the primary objectives is to demonstrate the ability to soft-land on the lunar surface. Among the mission's other scientific objectives are experiments to map the Moon's surface, its mineral and element content, moonquakes and signatures of water-ice on the lunar surface.