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Chandrayaan 2 updates: Thank you for standing by us, says ISRO

By Simran Kashyap
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New Delhi, September 17: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Tuesday thanked Indians in the country and abroad for the support it received after the space agency lost contact with the lander of the second lunar mission Chandrayaan-2, minutes before touchdown on the lunar surface on September 7.

"Thank you for standing by us. We will continue to keep going forward propelled by the hopes and dreams of Indians across the world!" ISRO said in a tweet.

Chandrayaan 2 updates: NASA to share photos of Vikram Lander site before and after

The space agency had received support from the entire nation despite it losing communication with the lander ahead of the touchdown, with people from all walks of life praising ISRO and its scientists for the achievement.

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9:46 PM, 17 Sep
"Thank you for standing by us. We will continue to keep going forward - propelled by the hopes and dreams of Indians across the world!" the Indian Space Research Organisation tweeted, long with a graphic of an imposing looking Moon.
9:46 PM, 17 Sep
The Indian Space Research Organisation has tweeted a thank you for all the support that has been showered on the agency since it lost contact with the Chandrayaan-2 lander during its descent on to the lunar surface.
3:08 PM, 17 Sep
It has already been 10 days since the Vikram lander went silent at a crucial juncture of the Chandrayaan 2 mission. ISRO has another four days to establish communication with lander before the region becomes too cold for the lander to operate.
3:04 PM, 17 Sep
About Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter is a robotic spacecraft that has been revolving around the Moon for over a decade now. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter is part of a Nasa mission that is quite similar to India's Chandrayaan-1 mission.
3:01 PM, 17 Sep
The pictures of Vikram lander may not be clear because of the fading sunlight on the Moon. It is unclear when the NASA orbiter will fly over the landing site.
3:01 PM, 17 Sep
A few days ago, NASA had also tried communicating with lander Vikram a few days ago. The agency's Jet Propulsion laboratory beamed a radio frequency to the lander in the hope of receiving some response.
3:01 PM, 17 Sep
The LRO had succeeded in collecting data during Vikram lander's descent.
2:45 PM, 17 Sep
Noah Petro, LRO's project scientist was quoted as saying,"NASA will share any before and after flyover imagery of the area around the targeted Chandrayaan-2 Vikram lander landing site to support analysis by the Indian Space Research Organisation."
2:31 PM, 17 Sep
The pictures of Vikram lander may not be clear because of the fading sunlight on the Moon. It is unclear when the NASA orbiter will fly over the landing site.
2:05 PM, 17 Sep
It is a critical day for the Chandrayaan 2 mission, as NASA satellite is currently orbiting the moon and is set to fly overhead the spot where Vikram lander fell silent, after having lost contact with Earth in its attempt to make a lunar soft-landing on 7 September.

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