India is proud of you, be courageous! Says PM Modi encouraging scientists as lander Vikram loses communication

News Bharati    07-Sep-2019

Bengaluru, September 7: India is proud of you, be courageous, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi encouraging scientists as lander Vikram loses communication. The Indian Space Research Organisation chief K Sivan has confirmed that contact with Chandrayaan-2's lander has been lost by the team is trying to retrieve it by analysing the data.

 
 

The ISRO chief said that the lander Vikram was descending on to the lunar surface as planned and that until 2.1 kilometers above the lunar surface, its performance was normal. But them, "lander to the ground station was lost," Sivan said. "Data is being analyzed.”

In his tweet, PM Modi said, "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."