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Vikram and Pragyan safe ,says ISRO

Vikram and Pragyan safe ,says ISRO

Vikram and Pragyan safe ,says ISRO
September 09
13:19 2019

All plus marks to ISRO scientists who kept working 24×7 since Saturday morning and traced the Vikram lander and Pragyan river, thiugh slightly tittle position on south pole surface of Moon on Monday morning hours . Vikram, with rover ‘Pragyan’ housed inside it, hit the lunar surface after communication with the ground-stations was lost during its final descent, just 2.1 km above the lunar surface, in the early hours of Saturday. “It had a hard-landing very close to the planned (touch-down) site as per the images sent by the on-board camera of the orbiter. The lander is there as a single piece,not broken into pieces. It’s in a tilted position,” an ISRO official associated with the mission claimed on Monday.

“We are making all-out efforts to see whether communication can be re-established with the lander,” the official said.Chandrayaan 2 comprises an orbiter, lander (Vikram) and rover (Pragyan). The mission life of the lander and rover is one Lunar day, which is equal to 14 earth days. ISRO Chairman K Sivan had said on Saturday that the space agency would try to restore link with the lander for 14 days, and reiterated the resolve on Sunday after the orbiter’s camera spotted it on the Lunar surface. The lander has solar panels all around it and internal batteries which are fully charged .Vikram also carried three payloads Radio Anatomy of Moon Bound Hypersensitive Ionosphere and Atmosphere (RAMBHA),Chandra’s Surface Thermo-physical Experiment (ChaSTE) and Instrument for Lunar Seismic Activity (ILSA). All these would release into activity only on command through the Orbitor .

 

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