Chandrayaan-2 lost contact with ISRO with minutes left to landing

Chandrayaan-2 lost contact with ISRO with minutes left to landing

Vikram Lander lost contact with ground stations 2.1 km from Moon's surface. Chandrayaan-2's Pragyan rover deployed a few hours ago as the Vikram lander attempted to lands on the Moon which would have conducted missions for 14 days if everything would have gone right.

 
The six-wheeled rover can travel up to 500 metres from the landing site at a speed of 1 centimetre/second. Government entities located in Bengaluru failed to receive information from 13 payloads aboard Chandrayaan-2’s orbiter, lander and rover.
 
On being asked if Chandrayaan-2's Vikram lander has crashed, ISRO scientist Deviprasad Karnik said, "We don't have any result yet. It takes time. We aren't sure." ISRO Chief K Sivan earlier said the descent of lander was normal and as planned till an altitude of 2.1 km from the Moon after which communication between lander and ground station was lost.
 
ISRO Chief K Sivan has said that the descent of Chandrayaan-2's Vikram lander was normal and as planned till an altitude of 2.1 km from the lunar surface after which communication between lander and ground station was lost. He added that the data is being analysed. The spacecraft was scheduled to land on the lunar surface at 1.53 AM but till now there is no information of the rover so far.



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