Chennai based techie finds debris of Chandrayaan- 2, NASA applauds his discovery. || 'God save India's economy: Chidambaram on BJP MP's GDP remark. || 'Not possible for us to work together,' says Pawar after PM Modi's offer.|| Taapsee Pannu to play role of Mithali Raj in her biopic 'Shabaash Mithu'. || ‘Infiltrators will be expelled by 2024’: Amit Shah sets deadline for NRC across India. || Machilipatnam Port project to begin in 2020: Andhra Transport Minister. || Centre says speed of Polavaram project completion depends on resettlement works. || Telangana CM KCR’s ‘save our women’ comment triggers row, KTR clarifies. || Ayodhya issue, which Cong dragged, has been peacefully resolved: PM Modi at a rally in Jharkhand..|| |

“Vikram lander is still very close to the scheduled touchdown site:” ISRO official

09-09-201909-09-2019 18:30:41 IST
2019-09-09T13:00:41.335Z09-09-2019 2019-09-09T13:00:17.123Z - - 23-01-2020

“Vikram lander is still very close to the scheduled touchdown site:” ISRO official

Speaking about the Vikram lander (Chandrayaan-2) mishap that took place, an Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) official said, “The ‘Vikram’ lander lies on the lunar surface as a single piece, unbroken and it is in a tilted position following a hard landing while efforts to re-establish link with the probe were on.” He added, “The lander hit the surface hard while landing, it was still very close to the scheduled touchdown site as per the images sent by the orbiter’s onboard camera.”

Chandrayaan-2 comprises an orbiter, lander Vikram and rover Pragyan. Vikram Lander, which encases rover ‘Pragyan’, went out of contact during its ultimate dive, when it was just 2.1 km above the lunar surface, in the wee hours of September 7. An ISRO team is the on the job at ISRO Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC). 

ISRO Chairman K Sivan said, “We will try to restore link with the lander for 14 days, after the orbiter’s camera spotted it on the Lunar surface.” He added, “Unless and until everything is intact in lander, it’s very difficult to re-establish contact. Only if Vikram had soft-landing, then only communication can be restored. Things are bleak as of now.”



Newssting Desk
      040 23600300

Daily Updates