Bengaluru – ISRO lost communication control from Lander Vikram before scheduled landing on the South Pole region of the moon. But now Lander Vikram found by the Orbiter.
But the Agency today announced that the Lander Vikram is located by the Orbiter and clicked a thermal image. “We have found the location of Lander Vikram on lunar surface and the orbiter has clicked a thermal image of Lander” ISRO Chief K. Sivan told ANI.
Now we are the first country to land on the southern pole of the moon Big Congratulations to team @isro Hope we can communicate Vikram Lander soon @PMOIndia 🇮🇳#VikramLanderFound pic.twitter.com/fZegAXHQaA— ISRO Official Update (@shivraj_Office) September 8, 2019
However, not any communication established with the Lander.”We are trying to establish a contact with Lander Vikram” he added.
The Lander Vikram separated from the Orbiter on 2nd September. The Agency will be trying to establish contact with the lander within fourteen days.
The mission was launched to the Moon from the second launch pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre on 22 July 2019. The craft ( GSLV Mk 3 ) reached the Moon’s orbit on 20 August 2019 and began orbital positioning operations for the landing of the Vikram lander. Vikram and the rover were scheduled to land in the south polar region at a latitude of about 70° south. It has to land around 1:50 am on 7 September 2019 and conduct scientific experiments for one lunar day.