Vikram lander found on lunar surface, no communication yet: ISRO chief

Written by September 8, 2019 14:09

New Delhi: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Sunday said that it has found the location of Lander Vikram, with which, the space agency lost communication moments before it was scheduled to make a soft-landing on the South Pole region of the moon.

“We’ve found the location of Vikram lander on lunar surface and orbiter has clicked a thermal image of lander. But there is no communication yet.

The orbiter has clicked a thermal image of the Lander.

He also maintained that it will be “premature to say anything”. “We are trying to establish contact with Vikram lander,” he added.

The lander Vikram was to land on the moon’s surface at 1.55 am on September 7. It had been descending for 12 minutes. Three minutes before that, it lost contact with Earth. It was 2.1 km above the moon’s surface when it lost contact with the ground station at ISRO headquarters in Bengaluru.