The launch was scheduled for Monday at 2:51 am local time from the Satish Dhawan Space Center along the southeastern coast of India. The spaceship was mounted on India's strongest rocket, a Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (Mark III). However, an unresolved technical problem, which according to the Indian Space Research Organization (NASA) corresponds to Indian NASA, led to a postponement of the launch.
What are the components of the Chandrayaan 2 mission?
a lander named Vikram after Vikram A. Sarabhai, the father of the Indian Space Program;
and, a six-wheeled rover named Pragyan, which means "wisdom" in Sanskrit.
In September, the lander (who will carry the rover) will detach from the orbiter and become a landing pad near the South Pole of the Moon.
The rover has a few instruments to measure the composition of the lunar rocks and soil. The lander carries instruments for measuring moonquakes, temperatures of a few centimeters into the ground and charged particles from the sun in the extremely weak lunar atmosphere.
The lander and the rover are said to only work a few weeks .
The Orbiter carries a range of instruments, including cameras and spectrometers, and is designed to operate for at least a year.
Why does India want to put a lander on the moon?  For the people of India, the space program is a demonstration of their country's emerging technological capabilities. The Chandrayaan-2 Lander and Rover will explore a point near the Moon's South Pole, a fascinating region that no one has seen at close range. Water ice exists deep in eternally shaded craters near the poles.
Chandrayaan-2 does not steer into a crater but into a plateau between two craters.
What does Chandrayaan mean?
It is Hindi for "lunar vehicle".
What else does India have? done in space?
As the 2 in Chandrayaan-2 shows, India has already sent a spaceship to the moon. The Orbiter Chandrayaan-1, which was launched in 2008, was in operation for 10 months and confirmed the presence of water ice in the lunar craters.
India also launched an orbiter to Mars in 2013, which continues to orbit the red planet, and in 2017, an Indian rocket deployed 104 satellites, a record for a single launch.
India's space missions have cost a fraction of those of larger space agencies such as NASA and the European Space Agency, but in general also promoted simpler payloads . This also applies to Chandrayaan-2, which cost less than $ 150 million.
In March, India also showed a less friendly space capability, an antisatellite test scattering hundreds of wreckage. China, the US and Russia have developed similar weapons.
What are India's other planned missions?
ISRO plans additional robotic missions to Venus, Mars, Moon and Sun.
India is also working to fly its astronauts into orbit on Gaganyaan, an orbital vehicle. A test without crew is scheduled for December next year. The first flight with people on board is scheduled for 2022.
What other visitors had the moon recently?
China landed Change-4, a Landing Robot, in January on the other side of the moon. The unsuccessful land grab of Israel's Beresheet took place in April.
The Trump administration wants the United States to bring the astronauts back to the moon in 2024, and NASA is also paying for private companies that may be carrying scientific payloads to the lunar surface next year.