Lander Vikram located: K Sivan

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Sunday said that it has found the location of Lander Vikram, with which, the space agency lost communication moments before it was scheduled to make a soft-landing on the South Pole region of the moon.

The orbiter has clicked a thermal image of the Lander.

"We have found the location of Lander Vikram on lunar surface and orbiter has clicked a thermal image of Lander," K Sivan told ANI over the phone.

However, the ISRO chief underlined that no communication has been established with the Lander yet. "We are trying to establish a contact. It will be communicated soon," he added.

He also maintained that it will be "premature to say anything". "We are trying to establish contact with Vikram lander," he added.

The lander Vikram was to land on the moon's surface at 1.55 am on September 7. It had been descending for 12 minutes. Three minutes before that, it lost contact with Earth. It was 2.1 km above the moon's surface when it lost contact with the ground station at ISRO headquarters in Bengaluru.

A success would have made India the fourth country to place a spacecraft on the moon after the then USSR, the U.S. and China. Also, India would have been the first country to reach close to the lunar south pole.

The Vikram Lander successfully separated from Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter on September 2. After revolving around the Earth's orbit for nearly 23 days, the craft began its journey to the moon on August 14. The mission took off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on July 22.

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Liyakat kala
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
@Ajay : Religion is always a personal faith. If a person is holding a govt / public posting he/she shall refrain from displaying his / her religious beliefs .

Sunday, September 8, 2019
@P Sebastian George: FYI, God is the creator of Science, If your an Atheist, still only God can help you :P......

Sunday, September 8, 2019
We will do it again.
We are better than many of our neighbours.
We have a history and we will do history again
Jai Hind.

Abdul Kalam
Sunday, September 8, 2019
Subhan Allah
The Dream of Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam was to make INDIA a developed nation in the world.

Sunday, September 8, 2019
jai ho ,


P Sebastian George
Sunday, September 8, 2019
@Bajrangi Bhai : Shame that even ISRO has been communalised .
It is disgusting seeing ISRO chief in a temple doing pooja for a pure scientific activity to sucess.

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Great News! Hope ISRO Team would succeed in establishing the smooth communication and ISRO will make the our Nation to be proud.

Asad Ali
Sunday, September 8, 2019
Excellent, Marvelous team work and well done ISRO Chief.
India has enough abilities to manage much minor issue and soon communication will be established.

best wishes always and good luck

take care and have a nice weekend

Don’t matter
Sunday, September 8, 2019
How does this matter to humans daily life? Stupid people wasting money on useless space investigation . Use the money for humans that are suffering .

satya saibaba dowrla
Sunday, September 8, 2019
Congratulation ISRO,Proud of you. Jai HIND.

Sunday, September 8, 2019
Great news. I wish they establish communication with the Lander at the earliest and make India and ISRO proud.

Jai Hind.

Bajrangi Bhai
Sunday, September 8, 2019
Jay Shree Ram.
ISRO cheif ki puja safal hui.

Sunday, September 8, 2019
Good News. Hope they will succeed in establishing communication with it and ISRO will make the Nation proud..

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