PM Modi brought bad luck to ISRO, says Kumaraswamy on Chandrayaan-2

PM Modi brought bad luck to ISRO, says Kumaraswamy on Chandrayaan-2

PM Modi brought bad luck to ISRO, says Kumaraswamy on Chandrayaan-2

ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) is not at all losing hope after losing contact with the "Vikram" lander, which was supposed to perform a smooth landing on the surface of Moon. The spacecraft had fallen silent on 7 September, moments before its intended touchdown near the south pole of the moon.

The Vikram Lander successfully separated from Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter on September 2. The space agency has also been able to take thermal images of the lander on the lunar surface as per reports that quote ISRO chairman K. Sivan. We are analyzing the data.' No communications have been possible as of yet with the Vikram lander.

It is also reported the American space agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is sending radio signals to Vikram.

"We are trying to establish contact". Each site has a minimum of four antennae, from 25 metre to 70 metre in diameter. ISRO is still conducting investigations about what went wrong with the Vikram lander but is relieved to know where it is. The money was released for Chandrayaan-2 in 2008-2009. NASA's orbiter is scheduled to pass over the region on September 17.

"Attempts are being made to re-establish communication links with the moon lander Vikram". It will be too cold for Vikram lander to operate after that period.

"This is a very groundbreaking development", she said, adding that the mission will pave way for better understanding and a new approach towards the Moon and missions for the scientists to come. The life of mission for the "Vikram" lander and the "Pragyan" rover, which is located inside the lander, is 1 lunar day which is equivalent to 14 days here on Earth. However, today images from the lunar orbiter, which is now following a trajectory around the moon, showed that the lander has in-fact landed close to the initially planned location and has not disintegrated or broken during the landing.

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