Twitter Floods With Hope As ISRO Tries To Re-establish Contact With Crashed Vikram Lander!

ISRO lost communication with Vikram lander of Chandrayaan 2 on Saturday minutes before its landing on the lunar surface. The entire country was left heartbroken as they saw India’s mission moon in danger.

But ISRO soon came up with a piece of good news that has finally sent a wave of happiness among the people. ISRO announced that the Vikram lander has been spotted on the lunar surface.

ISRO Chairman K Sivan said that though the planned soft-landing of the rover could not be achieved, Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram module has been located on the lunar surface and it must have been a hard-landing.

An image of the lander rover ‘Pragyan’ was captured by an on-board camera of Chandrayaan-2 orbiter. It is reportedly safe and functioning normally in the intended orbit around the Moon.

The battery of Vikram Lander, which is carrying the Pragyan Rover, reportedly has an expected life of 14 days. Hence, ISRO has another 12 days to establish communication with the craft.

“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. We are trying to have contact. It will be communicated soon,” Sivan said.

This news came as a glimmer of hope for the heartbroken people of India and they once again united to encourage and laud ISRO for its efforts.

Moreover, you need not be disappointed even if ISRO fails to re-establish its contact with Vikram lander as Chandrayaan-2 will keep orbiting successfully around the moon, keeping 95% of mission Moon intact!

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