ISRO finally traces Vikram Lander | Trying to establish communication

Vikram Lander traced

The Hush Post|2:00 pm|one-minute-read|

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief Dr K Sivan on Sunday said that they have been able to trace the exact location of lander ‘Vikram’. This happened a day after it had lost communication from the ground station in the last moments during soft landing on the moon surface.

“We’ve found the location of Vikram Lander on lunar surface and orbiter has clicked a thermal image of Lander. But there is no communication yet. We are trying to have contact. It will be communicated soon”, said K Sivan, ISRO chairman.

A day before yesterday at 1:38 am, the ISRO chief had said that the ‘lander’ — Vikram had lost all communications from ISRO. However, about 36 hours later the lander has been found. Though, there hasn’t been any communication from it. The ISRO is certainly trying to establish it.

Notably, India’s ambitious lunar mission, Chandrayaan-2 was launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on July 22.
On August 20, the ISRO successfully fired the liquid engine of Chandrayaan-2 and inserted the spacecraft in the lunar orbit from the earth orbit.

On September 2, the Vikram lander successfully separated from the Orbiter to reach the lunar surface. However, on September 7, the misson suffered a setback when the Vikram lander lost its communication with the ground stations, just 2.1 km above the lunar surface.

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