Here's how ISRO thanked a billion Indians for supporting Chandrayaan 2


Vikram isn't broken - it's only lying tilted on the lunar surface.

Tuesday tweeted out a thank you message for all who have supported the agency throughout its Chandrayaan-2 mission despite its failure to establish contact with the Vikram lander after it made a hard landing on the Moon's surface.

There is a concern about the fading light on that part of the Moon, pictures could be unclear.

ISRO's moon landing attempt was also praised by United States space agency NASA, which said, "Space is hard".

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will capture images of Indian lunar lander, Vikram, today. The exact time of NASA's orbiter flyby is unknown yet. With no sunlight to power the Vikram's wheels and instruments, the lander will likely go quiet forever.

The lander, created to execute a soft-landing on the lunar surface, and rover have a mission life of one Lunar day, which is equivalent to 14 earth days.

Chandrayaan 2's lunar lander Vikram has a lifespan of 14 Earth days
Chandrayaan 2's lunar lander Vikram has a lifespan of 14 Earth days

Vikram attempted landing on the Moon on September 7, just as day began on the Moon.

"NASA will share any before and after flyover imagery of the area around the targeted Chandrayaan 2 Vikram lander landing site to support analysis by the Indian Space Research Organization", LRO project lead Noah Petro told Spaceflight Now on Thursday. India's second moon mission Chandrayaan-2 was launched on July 22 by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota in Andhra's Nellore district at 2.43 pm.

Scientists shared the intriguing elements involved in the mission of Chandrayaan-2 through the float.

Chandrayaan-2's predecessor Chandrayaan-1 had created history around a decade ago by confirming the presence of iced water in the region.

Even if all the communication channels are working by then, Vikram will be left with no resources to charge-up at Chandrayaan-2 lander and keep it powered on.

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