K Sivan ISRO chairman has announced about the present location of the Chandrayaan-2.
Chandrayaan 2 orbiter lander Vikram found on the lunar surface and returned its first image to the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), space agency chief K Sivan told CNN-News18, one day after the lander crashed into the moon while attempting a soft landing on the moon. went. However, Sivan said the communication has not been arranged yet. Sivan said, “We have found Vikram Lander’s position on the lunar surface and the thermal image of the lander has been clicked in orbit. But there is no communication yet. We are trying to introduce it. It must be hard-landing, but it is not yet clear whether the Vikram module is damaged.”
Despite the setbacks yesterday, ISRO said it has achieved 90 to 95 percent of its Chandrayaan 2 mission objectives, which will help the lunar science, despite losing communication with the lander. The space agency said that precise launch and mission management would ensure a long life of nearly seven years, rather than a planned year in orbit. NASA also praised Chandrayaan 2, which “inspired” the Indian Moon Mission to a US space agency interested in jointly exploring the solar system with ISRA.
India’s adventurous mission to the lunar land of the moon was met with a backlash early Saturday morning as the Chandrayaan 2 Vikram module lost communication with ground stations.
“Vikram Lander has pursued a planned descending trajectory from its orbit 35 km to the surface 2 km below the surface. All of Lander’s systems and sensors have worked brilliantly up to this point, and have demonstrated many new technologies, such as variable thrust propulsion technology,” Lander said in an update.
“Space is difficult. We appreciate ISRO’s attempt to land their Moon 2 mission on the Moon’s South Pole,” the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) said in a tweet. Former NASA astronaut Jerry Lininger told PTI on Saturday that the lessons learned from India’s “courageous attempt” to smash the lunar surface of the Chandrayaan 2’s Vikram module will help the country in its next missions.
Success criteria for each stage of the mission have been defined, and to date, 90 to 95 percent of the mission’s objectives have been achieved and, despite the loss of communication with the lander, it continues to support lunar science. The successful landing made India the fourth country after Russia, the US and China to have a soft landing on the moon, the first to launch a mission to the moon’s unexplored south pole.
Isro pointed out that the orbiter was already placed in orbit around the moon, “which enhances our understanding of the moons’ evolution and mapping of minerals and water molecules in polar regions, with its eight state-of-the-art scientific instruments.”
“The Orbiter Camera provides the highest resolution camera (0.3 m) and high-resolution images of any lunar mission to date, making it extremely useful to the global scientific community,” it said, adding precision launch and mission management to ensure a long life of about 7 years instead of the expected year.
Chandrayaan 2 orbit is healthy and safe in the lunar orbit, an ISRO official said after losing contact with Vikram Lander ground stations just minutes before the lunar surface touched down.
The Chandrayaan 2 mission is a very complex mission, marking a significant technical leap compared to ISRO’s previous missions, the space agency said, adding an orbiter, lander, and rover to explore the moon’s unexplored south pole.
Since the launch of Chandrayaan 2 on July 22, not only India, but the entire world has seen with much anticipation and excitement from one stage to another.
It aims to study not only one region of the moon, but also all the regions that connect the globe (the outer layer of the Earth’s atmosphere), the surface, and the moon’s sub-surface in one mission. Added.