Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 7th, 2019 asserted that there is no failure in science and added that the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and our unparalleled scientists will give India many reasons to smile in the future.
The ISRO faced a major setback in the early hours of September 7th, 2019 after it lost contact with the moon lander Vikram just it was about to have a “soft” landing at the south pole of the moon. India’s second moon mission, the ambitious Chandrayaan 2 lander, Vikram was supposed to land on the moon’s surface at 1:55 am on September 7th, 2019.
While addressing the ISRO scientists after Vikram lander lost contact with the ground station, Modi said, “There is no failure in science. There are only experiments and efforts. India is proud of our scientists. They’ve given their best and have always made India proud. These are moments to be courageous, and courageous we will be.”
Meanwhile, the Indian Space Agency has entered into probe after losing contact with the Chandrayaan 2 lander Vikram. “We remain hopeful and will continue working hard on our space programme,” Modi added.
Chandrayaan 2, the ISRO’s lunar exploration mission was supposed to land in the south pole of the moon for the first time. India’s ambitious Chandrayaan 2 started its journey on July 22nd, 2019 launching from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on board heavy-lift rocket GSLV Mark 3.
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