Chandrayaan-2 Moon Landing Live Updates: Isro goes into huddle after losing contact with Vikram lander

Chandrayaan-2 Moon Landing Live Updates: Isro goes into huddle after losing contact with Vikram lander

 

Isro scientist Deviprasad Karnik who spoke to reporters gathered at the media tent at the Isro centre in Bengaluru said that the space is agnecy is “not sure” if the Chandrayaan-2 lander crashed. “Data is being analysed. We don’t have any result yet. It takes time. We are not sure,” Karnik said on being asked if the Vikram lander had crashed.

An Indian Space Research Organisation official has said that the space agency will not be briefing the media for now. The official reiterated what Isro chief K Sivan said earlier. “[The] Vikram lander descent was as planned and normal performance was observed till 2.1 km altitude [above Moon’s surface]. Subsequently communication was lost. Data is being analysed. Planned press conference is called off,” the official told reporters gathered at the Isro centre in Bengaluru.

Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal tweeted, “What a phenomenal achievement!!!! We are there…We shall remain hopeful and courageous and have no doubt that we will cover the last mile…SOON.”

He also said, “Heartiest congratulations to our scientists…your work and huge efforts make us proud. India salutes you!”

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tweeted, “Congratulations to the team at Isro for their incredible work on the Chandrayaan-2 Moon mission. Your passion and dedication is an inspiration to every Indian. Your work is not in vain. It has laid the foundation for many more path breaking and ambitious Indian space missions.”

Union Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted, “Isro’s achievement with getting Chandrayaan-2 so far has made every Indian proud. India stands with our committed and hard working scientists at Isro. My best wishes for future endeavours.”

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