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Chandrayaan 2 Lander Located On The Moon: ISRO

BP World Bureau | Sep 08 2019 03:23:21 PM
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Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief K Sivan said that Vikram lander has been located on the surface of the moon.

The orbiter picked up a thermal image of the lander but they are not able to establish communication as of yet.

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ISRO scientists lost contact with Vikram lander two minutes before it was supposed to make a soft landing on the surface of the moon's south pole.

In the last 15 minutes of the mission, Vikram lander tried to guide itself with the help of its own propulsion system and K Sivan regarded it as 15 minutes of terror.

Vikram lander could have helped in studying the moon's composition giving an insight into the Earth's satellite's evolution. They found water on the moon's surface with Chandrayaan 1 and wanted to know if they will find water ice on the surface.

Vikram lander has a lifespan of 14 days and the scientists are trying to make all types of contact possible.

ISRO scientists assured that 95% of the mission has been successful including their attempts to bring the spacecraft on the surface.

Chandrayaan 2 consists of an orbiter, lander, and rover. The rover Pragyan was meant to study the moon's surface.

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