Vikram Lander of Chandrayaan 2 located: ISRO chief K Sivan

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Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief K Sivan on Sunday announced that the space agency has find the location of Vikram Lander on moon surface.

Sivan said though the space agency has located the lander, but there is no communication yet. The ISRO is trying to establish a contact with the lander and it will be communicated soon.

“We’ve 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”, the ISRO chief told ANI.

The ISRO chief said the orbiter has clicked a thermal image of the Vikram Lander.

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“It must have been a hard-landing. We do not know if the Vikram module was damaged during the landing on the Lunar surface,” the ISRO chairman further added.

ISRO lost contact with Vikram on Saturday morning while the lander was attempting a historic soft landing near the south pole of the moon. The lander stopped transmitting just 2.1 kilometres from the moon’s surface.

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.”, PM Modi said as he bucked up the scientists at ISRO.

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