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Chandrayaan-2 Launch called off for today due to 'technical snag', ISRO to announce revised launch date later

Chandrayaan-2 Launch Live Updates: At T-56 minutes the countdown clock for Chandrayaan-2 Launch was stopped due to 'technical snag'. ISRO has confirmed that the lift off has been delayed indefinitely and a revised date will be announced later.   

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Sriharikota (AP) Updated on: July 15, 2019 2:47 IST
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Chandrayaan-2 Launch Live Updates: India to the moon like never before! At 2:51 am tonight, the world will be awake to watch India's second unmanned moon mission - ISRO's CHANDRAYAAN 2. India TV will get you round the clock updates on Chandrayaan-2 launch in this Live Blog.

Chandrayaan-2 Launch Live Updates: India to the moon like never before! At 2:51 am tonight, the world will remain awake to watch India's second unmanned moon mission - CHANDRAYAAN 2. Chandrayaan-2 will be launched from Satish Dhawan Space Center at Sriharikota onboard GSLV Mk III on July 15. India's second lunar expedition will shed light on a completely unexplored section of the moon - its South Polar region. Chandrayaan-2 mission will help gain a better understanding of the origin and evolution of the moon by conducting detailed topographical studies, comprehensive mineralogical analyses, and a host of other experiments on the lunar surface. 

India TV will get you round the clock updates on Chandrayaan-2 launch in this Live Blog. 

 

Live updates : Chandrayaan-2 Launch Live Updates

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  • 2:41 AM (IST)

    ISRO calls off launch due to 'technical snag', will announce new launch date later

  • 2:19 AM (IST)

    Chandrayaan-2 Live Updates: Countdown to lift off stopped

    As per sources the countdown to Chandrayaan-2 lift off has been stopped. However no reasons have been stated for the same.

  • 1:38 AM (IST)

    Chandrayaan-2 Live Updates: Filling of liquid Hydrogen completed

  • 1:32 AM (IST)

    Chandrayaan-2 Live Updates: Here is everything you need to know about watching the launch - LIVE

    You can tune into IndiaTV for Live Chandrayaan 2 launch and updates on your TV.

    For all details on Live Streaming read | Chandrayaan 2 Launch Live Streaming: When and where to watch India's second moon mission

  • 1:13 AM (IST)

    Chandrayaan-2 Live Updates: A good day to create history; here is a glimpse of how England created history at Lord's

    India's historical moment is still about 2 hours away but England has created history in Lord's cricket ground by winning the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.

    In an absolute humdinger of a match which went right to the wire, England won the World Cup for the first time in extraordinary circumstances, beating New Zealand by a tiebreaker of boundaries scored after the match was tied after regulation play and then the first Super Over in the tournament's history.

    Read More | 2019 World Cup Final: England outsmart New Zealand in thrilling encounter to lift maiden title at Lord's

  • 1:07 AM (IST)

    Chandrayaan-2 Live Updates: While we wait for the lift off, here are some interesting facts about Chandrayaan-2

    1. 'One day on the Moon lasts as long as 29.5 Earth days.'
    2. Solar energy will be used by both the lander and the rover to generate electricity.

    For more interesting facts on Chandrayaan-2 launch read | Chandrayaan 2: Ten interesting facts about India's ambitious lunar mission

  • 12:49 AM (IST)

  • 11:15 PM (IST)

    ISRO's Chandrayaan-2 Timeline

    India Tv - Chandrayaan-2 Timeline

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    Chandrayaan-2 Timeline

  • 11:13 PM (IST)

    PM Modi monitoring situation as India counts down to Chandrayaan-2 launch

  • 11:05 PM (IST)

    Chandrayaan-2 Live Updates: How is Chandrayaan-2 unique?

    For the first time in India's history, a space mission is being led by two women scientists -- Vanitha Muthayya and Ritu Karidhal. The former is heading the mission and the latter is the mission director.

    For more unique facts about Chandrayaan-2 read | Chandrayaan-2: How India’s second lunar mission is unique, and how it's getting us excited

  • 10:39 PM (IST)

    Filling of Liquid oxygen in cryogenic stage of GSLVMkIII-M1 Commenced

  • 10:27 PM (IST)

    Less than five hours to go..

  • 8:40 PM (IST)

    Chandrayaan-2 Live Updates: What makes India's lunar mission special?

    India Tv - What makes Chandrayaan-2 special?

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    What makes Chandrayaan-2 special?

    1) This will be the first time India will carry out a 'soft landing' on the Moon.

    2) For the first time in India's history, a space mission is being led by two women scientists -- Vanitha Muthayya and Ritu Karidhal. 

    3) This is the first Indian expedition to attempt a soft landing on the lunar surface with home-grown technology.

    4) India is the fourth country ever to soft land on lunar surface.

  • 8:30 PM (IST)

    Chandrayaan 2 Live Updates: Watch behind the scene footage of India's historic moon mission

    Here's some exclusive, behind-the-scenes footage of the mission's various components coming together:

  • 7:13 PM (IST)

    What's ISRO working on next?

    ISRO is working on a total of seven interplanetary missions over the coming decade. Among the destinations are Mars, the Moon, Venus, the Sun's corona and interplanetary space to study space. 

  • 7:02 PM (IST)

    Why are we going to the moon?

    The Moon is the closest cosmic body on which space discovery can be attempted and documented. It is also a promising test bed to demonstrate the technologies required for deep-space missions. Chandrayaan 2 attempts to foster a new age of discovery, increase our understanding of space, stimulate the advancement of technology, promote global alliances, and inspire a future generation of explorers and scientists.

  • 7:00 PM (IST)

    What is the biggest challenge for Chandrayaan-2?

    A lunar day or night lasts 14 Earth days. This results in extreme surface temperature variations. Additionally, the ambient pressure of the lunar surface is a hard vacuum. This makes the lunar surface a dangerous environment for lander and rover operations.

  • 6:29 PM (IST)

    Chandrayaan-2 Launch Live Updates: 'Most complex mission'

    ISRO is now embarking on one of the most complex missions since its inception - that of launching Chandrayaan 2", says K Kasturirangan, former Chairman of ISRO. Hear more about what he has to say in this video:

  • 6:25 PM (IST)

    Chandrayaan-2 Launch Live Updates: Some facts for you...

    Did you know that it takes 50 days to integrate the GSLV Mk-III? A Rajarajan, Director of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, goes into interesting mission facts. 

  • 6:24 PM (IST)

    Chandrayaan-2 launch live updates: Glimpse of Chandrayaan-2 orbiter

    Take a glimpse of Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter in clean room. It carries 8 scientific payloads for mapping lunar surface and to study moon's atmosphere

     

  • 5:46 PM (IST)

    Chandrayaan-2 launch Live Streaming: When and Where to watch ISRO's second moon mission Live

    You can tune into IndiaTV for Live Chandrayaan 2 launch and updates on your TV. Just in case you are not near a Television set, you can watch Chandrayaan 2 launch Live on:

    LIVE TV

    YOUTUBE

    How can I track Chandrayaan-2 launch through social media?

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    How can I watch Chandrayaan-2 launch live streaming online:

    Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will be live streaming the Chandrayaan-2 launch on its Twitter and Facebook page. 

    For Live Streaming of Chandrayaan 2 launch on ISRO Facebook, Click here

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  • 5:40 PM (IST)

    Chandrayaan-2 launch Live Updates: How is Chandrayaan-2 different from Chandrayaan-1

    Unlike Chandrayaan-1, Chandrayaan-2 will attempt to soft land its Vikram module on the lunar surface and deploy a six-wheeled Rover, Pragyaan on the Moon to carry out several scientific experiments. The lift-off mass of Chandrayaan-1 was 1380 kg while Chandrayaan-2 weighs 3850 kg.

  • 5:39 PM (IST)

    Chandrayaan-2 Live Updates: Instruments to be carried onboard Chandrayaan-2

    The Orbiter carries eight scientific payloads for mapping the lunar surface and study the exosphere (outer atmosphere) of the Moon. The Lander carries three scientific payloads to conduct surface and subsurface science experiments. The Rover carries two payloads to enhance our understanding of the lunar surface. A passive experiment from NASA will also be carried onboard Chandrayaan-2.

  • 5:37 PM (IST)

    Chandrayaan-2 Live Updates: Challenges of India's second moon mission

    Some of the technological challenges of this mission are:

    • The propulsion system consisting of throttleable engines to ensure landing at low touch down velocity
    • Mission management - propellant management at various stages, engine burns, orbit and trajectory design
    • Lander Development - Navigation, guidance and control, sensors for navigation and hazard avoidance, communication systems and lander leg mechanism for soft landing
    • Rover Development - Roll down (from the lander) mechanism, roving mechanism (on the lunar surface), development and testing of power systems, thermal systems, communication and mobility systems.
  • 5:33 PM (IST)

    Chandrayaan-2 Live Updates: What is the Apollo 11 connection

    On July 16, 1969, the Apollo 11 spacecraft blasted into space. The Chandrayaan-2 launch is taking place in the same week as the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. The Apollo 11 mission placed humans on the moon for the first time. Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin made history by becoming the first men to walk on the moon. 

  • 5:07 PM (IST)

    Chandrayaan-2 Live Updates: Objectives of India's ambitious moon mission

    Here's what ISRO says:

    • Expand India's footprint in space
    • Inspire a future generation of scientists, engineers and explorers
    • Surpass international aspirations
  • 5:03 PM (IST)

    Chandrayaan-2 Live Updates: List of mission payloads

    VIKRAM PAYLOADS:

    Radio Anatomy of Moon Bound Hypersensitive Ionosphere and Atmosphere (RAMBHA)

    Chandra's Surface Thermo-Physical Experiment (ChaSTE)

    Instrument for Lunar Seismic Activity (ILSA)

    PPRAGYAAN PAYLOADS:

    Alpha Particle X-Ray Spectrometer (APXS)

    Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscope (LIBS)

    PASSIVE EXPERIMENT:

    Laser Retroreflector Array (LRA)

  • 5:00 PM (IST)

    Chandrayaan-2 Live Updates: List of mission payloads

    ORBITER PAYLOADS:

    Terrain Mapping Camera 2 (TMC 2)

    Orbiter High Resolution Camera (OHRC)

    Imaging IR Spectrometer (IIRS)

    Dual Frequency Synthetic Aperture Radar (DFSAR)

    Chandrayaan 2 Atmospheric Compositional Explorer 2 (CHACE 2)

    Dual Frequency Radio Science (DFRS) experiment

  • 4:57 PM (IST)

    REWIND! Legacy of Chandrayaan 1

    15th August, 2003: Chandrayaan programme is announced by Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee

    22nd October, 2008: Chandrayaan 1 takes off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota

    8th November, 2008: Chandrayaan 1 enters a Lunar Transfer Trajectory

    14th November, 2008: The Moon Impact Probe ejects from Chandrayaan 1 and crashes near the lunar South Pole — confirms presence of water molecules on Moon's surface

    28th August, 2009: End of Chandrayaan 1 programme

  • 4:54 PM (IST)

    Chandrayaan 2: ISRO releases behind the scene footage of India's historic moon mission | Watch

  • 4:07 PM (IST)

    Chandrayaan-2 Launch Live Updates: What makes Chandrayaan-2 special? The many firsts...

    Chandrayaan-2 will be the first space mission to conduct a soft landing on the moon's south polar region. It also is the first Indian expedition to attempt a soft landing on the lunar surface with home-grown technology. Chandrayaan-2 will be the first Indian mission to explore the lunar terrain with home-grown technology. India will be the fourth country ever to soft land on the lunar surface.

  • 4:02 PM (IST)

    Chandrayaan-2 Live Updates: What are the scientific objectives behind it? Why explore the Lunar South Pole?

    ISRO says moon provides the best linkage to earth's early history, offering an undisturbed historical record of the inner solar system environment. Extensive mapping of lunar surface to study variations in lunar surface composition is essential to trace back the origin and evolution of the Moon. Evidence for water molecules discovered by Chandrayaan-1, requires further studies on the extent of water molecule distribution on the surface, below the surface and in the tenuous lunar exosphere to address the origin of water on Moon.

    The lunar South Pole is especially interesting because of the lunar surface area here that remains in shadow is much larger than that at the North Pole. There is a possibility of the presence of water in permanently shadowed areas around it. In addition, South Pole region has craters that are cold traps and contain a fossil record of the early Solar System. Chandrayaan-2 will attempt to soft land the lander -Vikram and rover- Pragyan in a high plain between two craters, Manzinus C and Simpelius N, at a latitude of about 70° south.

  • 3:59 PM (IST)

    Chandrayaan-2 Live Updates: Why are we going to the moon?

    Many people must be thinking why are we going to the moon, or what does India attempt to do with the Chandrayaan-2 launch. Well, the moon is the closest cosmic body at which space discovery can be attempted and documented. It is also a promising test bed to demonstrate technologies required for deep-space missions. Chandrayaan-2, which is India's second unmanned moon mission, attempts to foster a new age of discovery, increase our understanding of space, stimulate the advancement of technology, promote global alliances, and inspire a future generation of explorers and scientists. 

  • 3:54 PM (IST)

    Chandrayaan-2 Launch Live Updates: Date, Time of the launch of India's second moon mission

    Chandrayaan-2, India's second lunar mission, is all set to be launched on July 15 at 2:51 am. The lunar mission will go where no country has ever gone before - the moon's south polar region. The 20-hour countdown for the lift-off of India's heavy rocket nicknamed Bahubali, carrying Chandrayaan-2, began at 6:51 am on Sunday.