Chandrayaan-2 Landing Live Updates
Chandrayaan-2 Live: Mission is very close to 100% success: K Sivan
ISRO Chief K Sivan: In total, the Chandrayaan 2 mission is very close to 100% success. Right now the communication is lost, we will try to establish a link for the next 14 days. The last portion was not executed the right way, in that phase only we lost link with the Lander, and could not establish communication subsequently.
Chandrayaan 2 Live: Virat Kohli, members of team India and former cricketers praise ISRO for moon mission
Hailing ISRO scientists, Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli said: “There’s nothing like failure in science, we experiment and we gain. Massive respect for the scientists at ISRO who worked relentlessly over days and nights. The nation is proud of you, Jai Hind! Chandrayan2.”
The ISRO plans to send three Indians to space by 2022, an announcement made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his last Independence Day speech. Besides this, the ISRO will also launch Aditya L-1, India’s first solar mission, by next year. There are plans to build a space station and launch interplanetary missions to Mars and Venus.
History by Chandrayaan-2
India makes a history by Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft. Vikram lander was about to land where no one has before on the moon but at the height of 2.1 km, ISRO lost communication from Vikram Lander. It was so close. And it was the first attempt by any country to reach the south pole. It’s not confirmed yet that Vikram lander makes soft landing or crashed landing. ISRO officially said that they will analyze data and after that they will conclude that what happened with Vikram lander.
Chandrayaan-2 Live Streaming
You can watch the live landing of Chandrayaan-2 here:
The purpose of Chandrayaan-2 is to study the mysterious moon from top to bottom, including its topography, mineralogy, exosphere, elemental abundance and even possible seismic activity. With seven instruments aboard the orbiter, three aboard the lander and a further two attached to the rover, there will be no stone left unturned.
India’s Vikram lander and Pragyan rover are designed to last one lunar day (14 Earth days), though Chandrayaan-2 is expected to spend a full year studying the moon from above. The Chandrayaan-2 mission has a full cost of about 10 billion rupees (about $145 million), ISRO officials have said.