The Vikram lander descent was as planned and normal performance was observed till the altitude of 2,100 meters. The communication from the lander to ground station was lost. The data is being analyzed according to K. Sivan, chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation.
India’s space agency said it lost touch Saturday with its Vikram lunar lander as it made its final approach to the south pole of the moon to deploy a rover to search for signs of water.
This is similar to the crash landing of Israel’s Beresheet spacecraft, which smashed into the moon’s surface during its attempt to land there in April.
India is proud of our scientists! They’ve given their best and have always made India proud. These are moments to be courageous, and courageous we will be!
Chairman @isro gave updates on Chandrayaan-2. We remain hopeful and will continue working hard on our space programme.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 6, 2019
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— ISRO (@isro) September 6, 2019
SOURCES- Twitter, ISRO, Modi, Times of Israel, CNN
Written By Brian Wang, Nextbigfuture.com