Spot the Chandrayaan-2 Lunar Lander in this image by NASA
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on Friday released high-resolution images of the lunar region where Chandrayaan-2 lander, Vikram had attempted a soft landing earlier this month. The images were taken by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
After ISRO lost communication with Chandrayaan 2’s lunar module Vikram Lander, its current challenge is to find its whereabouts and the fate of Vikram Lander.
Scientists at ISRO lost communication with the Vikram Lanader when it was about 2.1 Kms from surface of the moon. Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated scientists for their efforts. He also motivated them when all the scientists got disappointed after communications were lost.
Communication was lost with Vikram Lander at 2.1 km from lunar surface, data is being analysed. ISRO Chief K Sivan has briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the status of landing of Vikram Lander on the Southern Pole of the moon.
Chandrayaan-2 successfully performed its second de-orbiting maneuver and will enter the ’15 minutes of Terror’ tomorrow.
As India and the world await Chandrayaan-2’s soft-landing on the moon, the significance of landmark space mission has been a point of discussion