ISRO confirmed that it has been able to trace the exact location of the lander Vikram. However, it is still trying to establish communication with it.
New Delhi| After a grim day following a last-minute snag in Chandrayaan 2 mission, comes good news for all those who had fixed their eyes on India’s ambitious moon mission. Lander Vikram which had lost communication with the ground control room has been found!
ISRO confirmed this saying that it has been able to trace the exact location of the lander Vikram. However, communication has been lost and it is trying to establish it. ISRO chairman K Sivan said,
“We have found the location of Vikram Lander on the lunar surface, the orbiter has sent a thermal picture of the lander but no contact has been made yet.”
“We are trying to make contact, communication will be established soon,” he added. ISRO had lost the contact with the lander Vikram during the last 15 minutes of the Chandrayaan 2 mission on Saturday.
Efforts to contact Lander Vikram will continue:
Following the development, ISRO chief in an interview said that the effort to contact Lander Vikram will continue for the next 14 days. The ISRO chief had said, “The agency will continue to contact Lander Vikram for the next 14 days.” He told that the mission was very close to its 100% success. K Sivan said, “The last phase was not done properly, in that phase we lost contact with the lander and later communication could not be established.” Communication has been broken at the moment. We will try to get in touch for the next 14 days.”
Chandrayaan 2 Mission 95% successful:
ISRO chief described Chandrayaan 2 mission as 95% successful. He had said that the orbiter is perfectly fine and has the ability to work for 7.5 years. With this, he also said that all the missions of ISRO including Gaganyaan will be completed on the scheduled time. If the lander ‘Vikram’ had been successful in the historic landing, then India would have joined the line of countries like America, Russia and China to have made a soft landing on the lunar surface.