The launch of Lunar Mission Chandrayaan-1 was 11 years back. But the second mission with Chandrayaan-2 which was taking place on Monday, was put on hold.
The launch of Chandrayaan-2 that was supposed to take at Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh was postponed just 56 minutes and 24 seconds before it's launch by ISRO. Reportedly, the agency mentioned in a statement that this occurrence happened due to a technical glitch.
A technical snag was observed in launch vehicle system at 1 hour before the launch. As a measure of abundant precaution, #Chandrayaan2 launch has been called off for today. Revised launch date will be announced later.— ISRO (@isro) July 14, 2019
A news agency mentioned,
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. This process will take 10 days after that only we can decide on the launch schedule.
Chandrayaan-2 was being launched to touchdown on the southern side of the moon, which has not yet been explored by any other country before. This was also supposed to be India's first attempt to have a soft landing on Moon.
People of Twitter, on the other hand, said that they will.
Great Identification by the Technical team 👏👏👏— Anand Srinivasan 🇮🇳👤 (@anandsri0007) July 14, 2019
Precaution was taken by identifying the snag!
Hope it will be cleared soon..
Eagerly waiting for your new launch date and time.#Chandrayaan2 #ISRO #JaiHind
It's absolutely okay ISRO, all of us are waiting for safe launch...so proud of you🤗🤗🤗.— nivedita (@nivedit70981666) July 15, 2019
40 crore are sleeping hungry, they don't care about chandrayaan— er_okesh (@ErOkesh) July 14, 2019
12 crore in jail for crimes they also don't care
30 crore are minor
28 crore are too old 70+ and uneducated don't care
Remains 20 crore
Crossing fingers for mission
Don't worry ....— Gaurav Bhagat🇮🇳 🇮🇳💯% Follow BACK (@GauravBhagat16) July 14, 2019
We All 130 cr Indian are With you...🇮🇳🇮🇳
No worries team. We Indians have trust in you. Tech snag occurrences are common however, it needs to be completely fit prior to launch.— सनातनी हूँ (@SriPa9) July 15, 2019
Reportedly, Chandrayaan-2 had one of the most advanced technologies with the most powerful rockets with GSLV Mark III- M1. This rocket would carry an integrated module comprising an orbiter which will revolve around the moon for a period of one year.
The mission will be commenced by Lander Vikram and Rover Pragyaan. They will collect data on mineral properties of the landing site and the extent of water for a period of 14 earth days.