Communication from Chandrayaan 2’s ‘Vikram’ lander to ground station was lost during its powered descent to the Lunar surface in the early hours of Saturday and data is being analysed. "Vikram lander descent was as planned and normal performance was observed up to an altitude of 2.1 km. Subsequently, the communications from lander to ground station was lost," ISRO Chairman K Sivan said. Morale boosting messages poured in from various quarters for ISRO as several leaders asked the space agency not to get disheartened.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation at 8 am on Saturday. "ISRO Honorable Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi will address the nation from ISRO Control Centre today (September 07, 2019) at 0800 hrs IST (sic)," ISRO tweeted. Modi, who flew into Bengaluru on Friday night to watch the planned touch-down of Vikram, told ISRO scientists not to get dejected and disheartened and said the country is proud of them.
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