ISRO chief K.K. Sivan on Chandrayaan-2 mission. Sivan informed on Sunday that the orbiter has located Vikram Lander. The orbiter has also taken a thermal image of the lander, but the orbiter could not get any contact with it. This information was given by the ISRO chief while talking to news agency ANI. He said, 'The orbiter has found Vikram Lander. He has also taken a thermal image of the lander, but the orbiter could not get any contact with him. We are trying to establish contacts. Soon he will be contacted.
Let me tell you, India's bold step of making a soft landing on the lunar surface suffered a setback in the early hours of Saturday when the contact with the lander 'Vikram' of Chandrayaan-2 lost contact at a height of only 2.1 km from the lunar surface. According to the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), the lander 'Vikram' was moving towards the south pole of the moon and was just a few seconds away from touching its surface when it lost contact with the ground when it was 2.1 km high. After this, frustration was definitely seen among the scientists of ISRO, but the whole country stood with them under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Prime Minister said that he does not need to get frustrated with this.
This Chandrayaan-2 mission was envisaged about a decade ago and India would have been the first country to land on the unbroken south pole of the moon under this mission of 978 crores. PM Modi addressed the scientists for the second time in six hours on Saturday morning at ISRO's Mission Control Center (MCC) campus and encouraged the scientists not to lose their heart because of the blockades in the mission because "new" It will be morning and bright tomorrow. ”He said that the best is yet to come in the field of the space program of the country.
He said that the country is proud of scientists and the country stands with them. PM Modi said, "We had come very close but now we have to go further. The lessons learned from today will make us stronger and better. The country is proud of its space programs and scientists. The best is yet to come in our space program. There are new horizons to discover and new places to go to. India is with you.
The lander Vikram weighed 1471 kg and the process of bringing it down in a controlled manner began with 'rough breaking' and it properly completed the phase of 'fine breaking' till it reached a height of 2.1 km which was 'complex and frightening'. It is believed, but a statement after here drew a line of disappointment on the faces present at the Mission Control Center that contact with 'Vikram' has been lost. Chandrayaan-2 covered a distance of nearly four lakh km with successful completion of various processes for 47 days after its launch on July 22, but the scientists present thereafter ISRO President K Sivan announced the break-up in the presence of the Prime Minister The frustration was clearly visible in me.
Sivan said the process of bringing the 'Vikram' lander to the lunar surface as seen as per plan and normal, but it lost contact with the ground station when it was 2.1 km above the lunar surface. At the control center of ISRO's Telemetry Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC), he said, "Data is being studied."