'Nation with you': Support pours in as India waits for news on Chandrayaan 2's lander

'Nation with you': Support pours in as I...


'Nation with you': Support pours in as India waits for news on Chandrayaan 2's lander


Many said that regardless of what happened, they were proud of ISRO’s scientists and what the country has achieved.
After tense moments at the ISTRAC centre of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), ISRO Chairman K Sivan announced that communication with the Vikram Lander was lost as it was descending. The communication was lost as the lander was descending towards the Moon early on Saturday and was at an altitude of 2.1 km over the moon's South Pole where it was due to land.

The lander was scheduled to make a soft landing on the south pole of the moon between 1.30 am and 2.30 am on September 7. The Chandrayaan-2 orbiter will, however, continue to go around the moon in an orbit of 96 km x 125 km and will carry out experiments for one year.

Sivan announced that the space agency's telemetry, tracking and command network is analysing the issue to check the problem.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi told ISRO scientists not to lose confidence after communication with the Vikram Lander was lost.

"Whatever you have done till now is no mean feat,” he said. "The nation is proud of you. You all have served the nation and done a great service to science and mankind. Move ahead with lots of courage. I am with you, hope for the best," he added.

This was echoed by many, who said that regardless of what happened, they were proud of ISRO’s scientists and what the country has achieved.



The launch of Chandrayaan-2 was carried out successfully on July 22 by the GSLV Mk-III from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota and had entered the Lunar Transfer Trajectory on August 14. On August 20, Chandrayaan-2 entered the lunar orbit and on September 2, the Vikram Lander separated from Chandrayaan-2 to make its way for the soft landing.

 


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