ISRO jinxed of VIP visits ?

ISRO jinxed of VIP visits ?

ISRO jinxed of VIP visits ?
September 09
05:54 2019

Is the ISRO jinxed with VIP visits ? It appears so. Last time it flipped on Chandrayaan laucu when President Kovind arrived .Secondly tne last connectivity if the project also flopped with Prime Minister Narendra Modi around . But 24 hours later the Chandrayaan 2 lunar lander Vikram has been located on the moon’s surface and the ground station is working to establish contact.

ISRO chief K Sivan said that the lander stopped transmitting just 2.1 kilometres from the moon’s surface.ISRO had lost contact with Vikram, one of three components of the Chandrayaan 2 spacecraft, on Saturday morning while the lander was attempting a historic soft landing near the south pole of the moon. Dr Sivan said that it was unclear at this stage if the lander had been damaged but the lunar orbiter had taken a thermal image of the lander. clicked a thermal image of Lander. But there is no communication yet. “ We are trying to have contact. It will be communicated soon,” he says. India had expected to make space history with the Rs. 1,000-crore Chandrayaan 2 mission. A successful soft landing on the moon’s surface would have made the country only the fourth – after the United States, Russia and China – to achieve the feat.

It would also have made India the first country to complete a soft landing near the South Pole on its first .Dr Sivan had blamed faulty execution of the last stage of the operation for the loss of communication. “The last part of the operation was not executed in the right manner. It was in that phase that we lost link with the lander, and could not establish contact subsequently,”The ISRO chief had earlier said the final minutes o the soft landing were the most tricky, calling them “15 minutes of terror”.

Vikram and lunar rover Pragyan, which is housed inside the lander, were scheduled to operate for one lunar day (equal to 14 Earth days) and carry out a series of surface and sub-surface experiments. The lunar orbiter, which is in orbit around the moon, is now expected to be operational for seven yearsand help in the understanding of the moon’s evolution, mapping of its minerals and water molecules in polar regions.




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