Posted on September 7, 2019, 5:09 PM IST
Chandraayan 2 Orbiter successful but Vikram Lander Lost Communication
As the world witnessed history last night emotions were high at ISRO when the lander Vikram failed to transmit any signal after attempting ‘soft landing’ on the South Pole of the Moon. Citing disappointment early morning today ISRO Chief K.Sivan broke down into emotional tears while being consoled and encouraged by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
While addressing the hard work of the scientists at the ISRO press conference Prime Minister Modi uplifted their dejected spirits by these heartening words –
"You are those people who live for the nation and work towards its progress. You have given your life for the country. I could understand you all last night. I could read the disappointment on your faces. You all have not slept since so many nights. The obstacles have not weakened the spirits of the country, but have strengthened them. There may have been a blockade in our path. But we are not deterred from the path of our destination."
Apart from that the Lunar Orbiter has safely launched in the orbital of the Moon. The mission life of the 2,376 kg Lunar Orbiter is assumed to be for one year. 95% experiments will be conducted by the Orbiter, it will also send exclusive pictures of the Moon surface to ISRO for the next one year.
All is not lost this is just the beginning of a successful Indian Space Reasearch Programme. We also have the Gaganyaan mission to be conducted shortly by sending astronauts to space and return by 2022.