Chandrayaan 2: Just 2.1 kms away, Vikram lander communication goes off, data analysis on
New Delhi : Indian Space Research Organisation ( ISRO) lost communication with Chandrayaan 2 moon lander Vikram when it was just 2.1 km away from its final landing position from the surface. The space organization is now analyzing data to know the final status of the lander.
ISRO tweeted the information about the mission. "This is Mission Control Centre. #VikramLander descent was as planned and normal performance was observed up to an altitude of 2.1 km. Subsequently, communication from Lander to the ground stations was lost. Data is being analyzed," the tweet read.
Vikram lander was as planned and normal descent was observed till 2.1 km. “Subsequently, the communication was lost. The data is being analysed,” said @ISRO chairman K Sivan.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi told scientists to not lose heart and thanked them for the milestones achieved during this historic attempt.
“It is not a small achievement and the country is proud of you. If the communication starts again, then the mission will be able to give us a lot of information. Let’s hope for the best,” said the Prime Minister.
In a tweet posted minutes after, he added, “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! We remain hopeful and will continue working hard on our space programme,” said PM’s tweet.