When the top ISRO scientists including its chief Sivan looked glum soon after the subsequent fine braking phase commenced, it was the first indication that all was not well.
ISRO fails to overcome ‘15 terrifying minutes’; Ground centre loses signal from lander Vikram at 2.1 km from Moon surface; Sivan briefs PM.
Expressing solidarity with the scientific community, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said "India is proud of our scientists", and asked them to be "courageous."
For other members of ISRO its a moment of nervousness filled with excitement as "its not just a historic moment for his organisation but the entire country."
More than three lakh students have been vying for the opportunity to visit the ISRO Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network and watch the landing of Chandrayaan 2 live from the tracking centre.