Chandrayaan 2 Landing LIVE: Communication Lost With Lander Vikram 2.1 km from Moon’s Surface, PM Modi Gives Pep Talk at Command Centre
Chandrayaan 2 Landing LIVE: In signs of worry, communication has been lost with lander Vikram 2.1 km from the moon’s surface and data is being analysed further, ISRO chairman K Sivan has said. Amid a sea of tense faces at the command centre, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave a pep talk to the scientists, lauding their efforts and asking them to be courageous.
The Vikram lander of the spacecraft is due to touchdown in the lunar South Pole region, which the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) says is “completely unexplored”. With the feat, India will become only the fourth nation after the US, Russia and China to land a spacecraft on the Moon.
PM Modi is giving pep talk to the scientists at ISRO centre. He is asking everyone present to be courageous and hope for the best.
Communication with Vikram lander lost at 2.1 km away from lunar surface.