Chandrayaan 2 UPDATE: It's difficult to establish link again, say ISRO scientists
Bengaluru, Sep 08: India's bold bid to become only the fourth country to achieve a soft landing on the Moon ended in a huge disappointment on Saturday when contact with Chandrayaan-2's landing module was abruptly lost seconds before it was to descend the final 2.1 km and touch down on the lunar surface.
As crestfallen scientists of the Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO) struggled to come to terms with setback when 'Vikram' was on steady course to touch the lunar south pole, Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the nation in rallying behind them, saying they should not get disheartened.
ISRO is continuing its efforts to restore link with Chandrayaan-2's lander 'Vikram', but experts say time is running out and possibility of re-establishing communication looks "less and less probable."
Here are the Chandrayaan-2 Updates:
This does not tantamount to failure. In Research and Development there will be a learning curve. This, is that precious learning moment. We will soon be on the Moon, Thanks to #ISRO. The Nation believes and applauds ISRO.— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) September 7, 2019
#Chandrayaan2 mission is a testimony that ISRO’s scientists have traversed the new frontiers of space & made every Indian proud— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) September 7, 2019
We see it as a new opportunity to surge ahead & reach greater heights. Future is only brighter to achieve new feats & heights!https://t.co/QYyVMVfyuQ
कोशिश करने वालों की हार नहीं होती..— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) September 7, 2019
India is proud of @isro and its team of scientists. The ISRO’s mission to reach the Moon is bound to succeed.
Their courage and commitment will ultimately make it successful. I wish team ISRO a great success in their future endeavours.