Data Being Analysed: K Sivan After Contact With Vikram Lander Lost
PM Narendra Modi, who was present at the ISRO Centre in Bengaluru, talked to scientists after the setback.
With the nation listening, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K. Sivan on Saturday, 7 September, made the announcement that the ground station had lost communication with Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram lander.
“Vikram lander descent was as planned and normal performance was observed upto an altitude of 2.1 kilometre. Subsequently, the communication from lander to ground station was lost. The data is being analysed.”K. Sivan, chairman of ISRO
PM Narendra Modi, who was present at the ISRO Centre in Bengaluru, talked to scientists after the setback saying that whatever they have achieved is not a small achievement and that the country is proud of them.
“The nation is proud of you. Hope for the best, since you have done service to the country and to the whole planet.”Narendra Modi, PM of India
A successful landing would have made India the fourth country after Russia, the US and China to achieve a soft landing on the moon.
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