ISRO Lost Chandrayaan-2 Lander Vikram Contact /latest news

ISRO Lost Chandrayaan-2 Lander Vikram Contact :-

Chandrayaan-2 Lander Vikram Contact

Chandrayaan-2 Lander Vikram Contact 

The ISRO has lost contact with Chandrayaan-2's lander Vikram and rover pragyan housed inside it on September 7,2019.Earlier in the day, ground station lost contact with the lander during it's powered descents to the lunar surface minutes before the planned touch-down.

Major highlight :-

. Vikram lander descent was planned and normal performance was observed up to an altitude of 2.1 km. Subsequently, the communication from the lander station was lost.

. The 1,471-kg lander of Chandrayaan-2 the first Indian mission to explore the lunar terrain with home grown technology - is named Vikram after Dr. Vikram A. Sarabhai, the father of the Indian space programme.

. The lander was designed to execute a soft-landing and to function for one lunar day, which is equivalent to about 14 earth days.

. The 27kg pragyan (which translates to 'wisdom' in Sanskrit) is a six-wheeled robotic vehicle. It was designed to travel up to 500 metres from the landing spot and leverage solar energy functioning.

. The lander carried three scientific pauloads to surface and subsurface  conduct surface and rover carried two payloads to enhance our lunar surface, according to ISRO. A success would have made in India the fourth country to place a spacecraft on moon after then USSR, the U.S and china. Also, India would have been the first country to reach close to the lunar South Pole.

. ISRO now shift it's focus to making the best use of the orbiter, which to moving and working well, at 100 km above moon. It's life is now 7.5 year's instead of the earlier one year as it's fuel has been used economically. It Carrie's a camera with the best ever resolution of 0.3 m ever used in a lunar mission on date. 

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