Big news: Chandrayaan-2 still on! Vikram Lander location found
After Indian Spacer Research Organisation lost contact with Vikram Lander at 2.1 km distance to the moon, which has to make soft-landing on the Moon, many thought it would have crushed on the moon layer.
But the Chandrayaan orbit found it under dramatic circumstances this afternoon. "We have found the location of Vikram Lander on lunar surface and orbiter has clicked a thermal image of Lander. But there is no communication yet," said ISRO chief K Sivan.
He added that they are trying for communication and said that communication will be established soon. Amid the gloom over losing contact with the Vikram Lander, Sivan had on Saturday said that ISRO would continue to make attempts to establish a link for the next 14 days. He added that 90 to 95 percent of the mission objectives have been accomplished.
Chandrayaan-2 comprised of three parts – the Orbiter, Lander (Vikram) and Rover (Pragyan). In the last stage snag, the communication link between the moon lander Vikram and the moon orbiter was snapped as the former was descending towards the moon's South Pole early on Saturday. Once, Vikram starts to send signals to ISRO’s database there won’t be any problems whatsoever and India will create history, Let’s hope for the best.