ISRO loses contact with Vikram lander

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ISRO has lost contact with Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram lander, when the mission was at an altitude of 2.1 kilometres from the lunar surface : ISRO chairman, K Sivan said.

The Indian Space Research Organization chief K Sivan has confirmed that contact with Chandrayaan-2’s Lander has been lost. The ISRO chief said that the Lander Vikram was descending on to the lunar surface as planned and that until 2.1 kilometers above the lunar surface, its performance was normal. But them, “Lander to ground station was lost,” Sivan said. “Data is being analyzed.’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has left the ISRO centre in Bengaluru that is tracking Chandrayaan-2’s progress. PM Modi left after the Indian Space Research Organization lost contact with Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram Lander.

Shortly before leaving, PM Modi interacted with ISRO’s scientists and asked them to “be courageous”. “There are ups and downs in life… the country is proud of you,” PM Modi told the ISRO scientists.

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