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Chandrayaan 2 Lander Located On Moon’s Surface, Says ISRO Chief

Chandrayaan 2 lunar lander Vikram has been located on the moon’s surface and the ground station is working to establish contact, news agency PTI quoted ISRO chief K Sivan as saying today. ISRO had lost contact with Vikram, one of three components of the Chandrayaan 2 spacecraft, 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.

“Yes, we have located the lander on the Lunar surface. It must have been a hard-landing,” Dr Sivan said, adding that it was unclear at this stage if the lander had been damaged.

News agency ANI quoted Dr Sivan as saying the lunar orbiter had taken a thermal image of the lander.

 

News Credit – NDTV

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