Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is continuing effort to restore link with Chandrayaan 2’s ‘Vikram’ lander. Vikram hit the lunar surface after communication with the ground-stations was lost during its final descent, just 2.1 km above the lunar surface on Saturday. “We are making all-out efforts to see whether communication can be re-established with the lander,” ISRO official said.
An ISRO team is on the job at ISRO Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network to establish the link with Chandrayaan-2’s ‘Vikram’ lander, now lying on the lunar surface after a hard-landing.
ISRO Chairman K Sivan had said on Saturday that the space agency would try to restore the link with the lander for 14 days and reiterated the resolve on Sunday after the orbiter’s camera spotted it on the Lunar surface.
ISRO said 90 to 95% of the Chandrayaan-2 mission objectives have been accomplished and will continue to contribute to Lunar science, notwithstanding the loss of communication with the lander which hit the lunar surface after failing in its planned attempt to soft-land in the early hours of Saturday.