Contact with Vikram Lander looks less probable: ISRO

Written By Aravind Peesapati | Updated: September 14, 2019 13:31 IST
Contact with Vikram Lander looks less probable: ISRO

Contact with Vikram Lander looks less probable: ISRO

 
An ISRO official has said that establishing contact with Chandrayaan-2's Vikram lander looks 'less and less probable'. NASA has been joined with ISRO to get into contact with Vikram Lander. It seems every possible effort the scientists are making goes in vain.
 
Lander Vikram, with rover Pragyan, housed inside it, lost communication with ground-station early on September seven during its final descent, just 2.1 km above the lunar surface, minutes before the planned touch-down on the Moon. Efforts to re-establish the link has been going on since then
 
"With every passing minute, the situation becomes worse only," the official added. Another ISRO official said that hard-landing of Vikram lander has made the task of establishing contact with it much difficult as it may not have the "right orientation to receive signals".
 
The lander, designed to execute a soft-landing on the lunar surface, and rover have a mission life of one Lunar day, which equivalent to 14 earth days which means ISRO now has just over a week to spring Vikram back to life.




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