After the communication signals were lost with Vikram Lander, a cloud of dismay hovered over the ISRO Ground Control Centre but PM Modi lauded the scientists at ISRO, and asked them to ‘be courageous’ through such times.
“There are ups and downs in life. This is not a small achievement. The nation is proud of you. You efforts have taught us a lot. Hope for the best. I congratulate you. You all have done a big service to nation, science and mankind. I am with you all the way, move forward bravely.”
“India is proud of our scientists! They’ve given their best and have always made India proud. These are moments to be courageous, and courageous we will be! “, PM Modi tweeted as soon as he left the ISRO Ground Control Centre.
India is proud of our scientists! They’ve given their best and have always made India proud. These are moments to be courageous, and courageous we will be!
Chairman @isro gave updates on Chandrayaan-2. We remain hopeful and will continue working hard on our space programme.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 6, 2019
“Vikram Lander descent was as planned and normal performance was observed up to an altitude of 2.1 km. Subsequently, communication from Lander to the ground stations was lost. Data is being analyzed. “, ISRO Chief K Sivan had earlier announced.
For the first time, Chandrayaan 2 aims to explore the dark side of the Moon after landing on its south polar region.
With this mission, India becomes the first country to aspire to explore this side of the Moon, if the mission achieves its desired goal then it will help India and the world broaden the horizons of human knowledge.