The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has found out the exact location of the Chandrayaan 2’s lander Vikram that had lost contact communication with the space agency just moments before its scheduled soft landing on September 8th, 2019.
Chandrayaan 2 mission was a highly complex mission, which represented a significant technological leap compared to the previous missions of the ISRO to explore the unexplored south pole of the Moon.
“We’ve found the location of Vikram Lander on lunar surface and orbiter has clicked a thermal image of Lander. But there is no communication yet. We are trying to have contact. It will be communicated soon,” K Sivan, ISRO chief told media.
In a major setback for the country, lander Vikram lost contact minutes before it was due to touchdown the south pole of moon’s surface on September 7th, 2019. If the landing would have been completed, India would have become the fourth country after the USA, Russia and China to soft-land on the moon.
Backing the ISRO team, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 7th, 2019 asserted that there is no failure in science and added that the ISRO and our unparalleled scientists will give India many reasons to smile in the future.
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