Chandrayaan-2: About 2 kms from Moon, Vikram lander loses communications

GNS/Bengaluru: “Vikram lander descent was as planned and normal performance observed up to an altitude of 2.1 km. Subsequently, communications from the lander to the ground station was lost. The data is being analysed,” ISRO chief K. Sivan announced.

Unfortunately, communication has been lost with the Vikram lander as it was at the altitude of about 2 km. Data is being analysed, ISRO Chairman K. Sivan said. “Let’s hope for the best,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi told those gathered at the ISRO communication centre — scientists, invitees and school children.

Vikram’s touchdown was scheduled between 1.30 a.m. and 2.30 a.m. And the rollout of the rover Pragyan was to happen between 5.30 a.m and 6.30 a.m. From the Prime Minister to opposition leaders everyone stood beside our scientists.

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