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Chandrayaan 2 Landing LIVE Updates: Communication with the lander has been lost, confirms ISRO chairman – Firstpost, Firstpost.com

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tech2 News StaffSep 07, 2019 03: 24: 08 IST

ISRO Chandrayaan 2 moon mission lastest updates: The lander appears to have crashed.

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Chandrayaan 2 landing date and time, news, latest updates:K Sivan confirms that lander was operating normally till about 2.1 km from the moon’s surface. Communication has since been lost and the data is being analyzed.

As ISRO mission engineers run final checks and monitor the lander, viewing gallery is filling up.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted that he is currently at the ISRO center in Bengaluru and he is joined by 60 Children from all over the country that took part in the space quiz. They won the opportunity to witness the soft-landing of the Vikram Lander on the moon along with the PM of India. He has also been tracking Chandrayaan’s progress over the past month and wanted everyone to witness this historic moment in Indian history.

This is India’s second mission to the moon, but its first attempt at a soft-landing on the moon. Between 1.. 30 – 2. 30 am, 7 September, the lander Vikram is expected to make its final descent to the moon. Indian space research Organization chairperson K Sivan has said that this will be themost “terrifying” 15 minutes in the entire mission.

If all goes well with the soft-landing, the rover Pragyan will roll out of the lander after all the systems are checked.

Chandrayaan 2 Landing highlights: Communication with the lander has been lost, confirms ISRO chairman

Chandrayaan 2 composite orbiting the moon before the lander’s separation. Image: ISRO

The third part of the mission, the orbiter, with a mission life of one year, will orbit the moon and map the surface.

The lander first separated from the orbiter on 2 September. It then completed two de-orbiting manoeuvres successfully, on 3 and 4 September.

Before that, the orbiter-lander module made five orbit raising manoeuvres around Earth to save fuel while also getting closer to its final destination.

India will join the ranks of three other countries, USA, Russia, and China if the lander completes its soft-landing.

Pragyan rover

Pragyan, which means ‘wisdom’in Sanskrit is the rover and the third component of the Chandrayaan 2 mission. It is a robotic vehicle that will traverse the lunar surface on six wheels that are painted in the colors of thetiranga. It is expected to travel at a speed of one centimeter per second and will hence travel a total distance of half a kilometer. There are two instruments onboard that will test the mineral and chemical compositions of the surface of the Moon along with the soil and rocks. Chandrayaan-1 found water on the Moon’s surface and the rover will now try to find if the water is present on the permanently shadowed parts of the Moon.

Date and time of Chandrayaan 2 landing

Date: 7 September 2019

Time: 1: 55 am IST

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