Chandrayaan-2 | Contact With Vikram Lander Lost, Data Being Analysed: ISRO Chief

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 07 September 2019, 03:29 AM

India's second lunar mission Chandrayaan-2, launched on July 22, will attempt a touchdown on unchartered lunar south pole between 1:30 am and 2:30 am on Saturday. Dubbed as the most complex and prestigious mission ever undertaken by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Chandrayaan-2 has three elements including the Rover, the Lander and the Orbiter. Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with 60 students from across India will be at the ISRO Centre in Bengaluru to witness the "extraordinary moment in the history of India's space programme". Meanwhile, ISRO is aiming for a soft landing of lander 'Vikram' in the South Pole region of the Moon where no country has gone so far. If successful, the Rs 978 crore mission will make India the fourth country after Russia, the US and China to pull off a soft landing on the Moon.

Here are the LIVE updates:

  Sep 07, 2019  03:02 (IST)

"We are proud of our scientists. They have created history. No need to lose heart. Our scientists have done a great job," said Arvind Kejriwal

  Sep 07, 2019  03:01 (IST)

"The nation stands by the entire team of @isro as we wait in these tense times. Your hard work and commitment has made our nation proud. Jai Hind," tweets Congress.

  Sep 07, 2019  03:01 (IST)

"We are with you @isro. You have brought the nation, it's young minds and all, together in sensing your achievements in Space. You will succeed," tweeted Nirmala Sitharaman.

  Sep 07, 2019  02:43 (IST)

India is proud of our scientists! They’ve given their best & have always made India proud. These are moments to be courageous, & courageous we will be! Chairman ISRO gave updates on Chandrayaan-2. We remain hopeful&will continue working hard on our space programme, tweets PM Modi.

  Sep 07, 2019  02:38 (IST)

There are ups and downs in life. This is not a small achievement. The nation in proud of you. Hope for the best. I congratulate you. You all have done a big service to nation, science and mankind. I am with you all the way, move forward bravely: PM Modi

  Sep 07, 2019  02:38 (IST)

‘Nation is proud of you, be courageous’: PM Modi tells ISRO scientists as contact with Vikram lander lost

  Sep 07, 2019  02:21 (IST)

Be courageous, PM Modi tell ISRO scientists.

  Sep 07, 2019  02:20 (IST)

Data being analysed, final confirmation awaited.

  Sep 07, 2019  02:19 (IST)

Vikram lander descent was normal upto an altitude of 2.1 km, subsequently, the connection was lost: ISRO

  Sep 07, 2019  02:05 (IST)

Landing delayed as ISRO awaits signal from Vikram Lander.

  Sep 07, 2019  02:07 (IST)

K Sivan briefs Prime Minister as ISRO control room awaits signal from Vikram.

  Sep 07, 2019  01:51 (IST)

Rough braking over, fine braking of Vikram begins: ISRO

  Sep 07, 2019  01:48 (IST)

Vikram Lander minutes away from touching the lunar surface. 

  Sep 07, 2019  01:48 (IST)
Touchdown expected at around 1:53 am
  Sep 07, 2019  01:46 (IST)

The timeline is going as per the timeline: ISRO

  Sep 07, 2019  01:44 (IST)

Vikram Lander begins its descent to the South Pole region of the moon.

  Sep 07, 2019  01:39 (IST)

Rough Braking Of Vikram Lander Begins, tweets ISRO

  Sep 07, 2019  01:35 (IST)

60 students from across the country, who were selected through ISRO's 'Space Quiz' competition will watch the landing along with PM

  Sep 07, 2019  01:33 (IST)

PM Modi at the ISRO Centre in Bengaluru to watch the soft landing of Vikram lander on South Pole region of moon. 

  Sep 07, 2019  01:31 (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaches ISRO headquarters to watch Chandrayaan-2 landing live. 

  Sep 07, 2019  01:24 (IST)

Scientists gear up at Indian Space Research Organisation as Vikram Lander begins it descent.

  Sep 07, 2019  01:24 (IST)

ISRO begins live streaming of Chandrayaan-2 landing on Moon. 

  Sep 07, 2019  01:22 (IST)

Vikram will start journey at around 1.37 am, landing at 1.52 am.

  Sep 07, 2019  01:17 (IST)

Vikram descent to start in just 22 minutes: ISRO

  Sep 07, 2019  01:13 (IST)

We are 26 minutes away from initiating the process of landing, says ISRO.

  Sep 07, 2019  01:08 (IST)

According to ISRO, 'Pragyan' can only communicate with the lander, while 'Vikram' has the capability to communicate with IDSN (Indian Deep Space Network) at Byalalu near Bengaluru, as well as with the orbiter and rover.

  Sep 07, 2019  00:59 (IST)

The mission objective is to locate presence of water and other important minerals on the lunar surface.

  Sep 07, 2019  00:46 (IST)

World's richest man and Amazon chief Jeff Bezos has wished luck to India.

  Sep 07, 2019  00:39 (IST)

Vikram's mission period is of 14 earth days during which time, various tests will be conducted. 

  Sep 07, 2019  00:30 (IST)

Hours after the touchdown, Vikrams door will open creating a slope for the matchbox shaped rover with six-wheels to slide and move around the lunar surface to carry out various investigations. 

  Sep 07, 2019  00:29 (IST)

Two navigation cameras, which could be called as its left and right eye, are mounted on top of it besides an Alpha particle X-ray spectrometer, receive and transmit antenna and rocker bogie assembly.

  Sep 07, 2019  00:29 (IST)

The cubical vehicle, exclusively designed for travelling on the moon, is fitted with a solar panel. 

  Sep 07, 2019  00:28 (IST)

The touchdown of ‘Vikram’ is scheduled between 1.30 am and 2.30 am.

  Sep 06, 2019  23:34 (IST)

The second de-orbiting manoeuvre executed in nine seconds on September 4.

  Sep 06, 2019  23:34 (IST)

The first de-orbiting manoeuvre on September 3 performed successfully in four seconds.

  Sep 06, 2019  23:33 (IST)

The fifth and lunar manoeuvre of Chandrayaan-2 executed successfully on September 1.

  Sep 06, 2019  23:12 (IST)

The second Moon image captured by Chandrayaan-2 was released on August 26.

  Sep 06, 2019  23:00 (IST)

On August 22, ISRO released first moon image captured by Chandrayaan-2's LI4 Camera.

  Sep 06, 2019  22:55 (IST)

Chandrayaan-2 successfully inserted into lunar orbit on August 20.

  Sep 06, 2019  22:54 (IST)

After revolving around the earth's orbit for nearly 23 days, Chandrayaan-2 on August 14 entered the Lunar Transfer Trajectory.

  Sep 06, 2019  22:46 (IST)

Fifth and the last orbit-raising manoeuvre of Chandrayaan-2 performed on August 6.

  Sep 06, 2019  22:45 (IST)

On August 3, ISRO released the first set of earth pictures captured by Chandrayaan-2.

  Sep 06, 2019  22:42 (IST)

Ahead of the final descent of Chandrayaan-2 on the Lunar South Pole, here are the visuals from ISRO Monitoring Centre in Bengaluru.

  Sep 06, 2019  22:41 (IST)

Watch behind the scene images of India's much-anticipated Chandrayaan-2 mission.

  Sep 06, 2019  22:37 (IST)

Chandrayaan-2's payloads consists of Terrain Mapping Camera-2, Large Area Soft X-ray Spectrometer, Solar X-Ray Monitor, Imaging IR Spectrometer among others.

  Sep 06, 2019  22:30 (IST)

Pragyan - Chandrayaan-2's rover is a 6-wheeled robotic vehicle, which translates to 'wisdom' in Sanskrit. It can travel up to 500 m (0.5 km) at a speed of 1 cm per second and leverages solar energy for its functioning.

  Sep 06, 2019  22:22 (IST)

'Vikram' - Chandrayaan-2's lander, is named after Dr Vikram A Sarabhai, the Father of the Indian Space Programme. It is designed to function for one lunar day, which is equivalent to about 14 Earth days.

  Sep 06, 2019  22:13 (IST)

At the time of launch, Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter will be capable of communicating with Indian Deep Space Network at Byalalu, as well as with Vikram lander.

  Sep 06, 2019  22:12 (IST)

Chandrayaan-2 will be aided in achieving its mission by some of India’s most advanced engineering marvels. Its composite module, comprising technology and software developed across India, includes a wholly indigenous rover and India's 1st lander capable of executing a 'soft landing'.

  Sep 06, 2019  21:57 (IST)

Hours before Chandrayaan-2 landing on Moon, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at Bengaluru Airport. He will reach ISRO centre in the state.

  Sep 06, 2019  21:49 (IST)

The GSLV Mk-III will carry Chandrayaan-2 to its designated orbit. This three-stage vehicle is India’s most powerful launcher to date, and is capable of launching 4-tonne class of satellites to the Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO).

  Sep 06, 2019  21:47 (IST)

Here are the details of flight sequence of Chandrayaan-2.

  Sep 06, 2019  21:16 (IST)

The second earthbound orbit-raising manoeuvre for Chandryaan-2 spacecraft performed on July 26 while the third one took place on July 28.

  Sep 06, 2019  21:06 (IST)

The first earthbound orbit-raising manoeuvre for Chandryaan-2 spacecraft was performed successfully on July 24.

  Sep 06, 2019  21:06 (IST)

On July 22, ISRO successfully launched Chandrayaan-2 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.

  Sep 06, 2019  20:56 (IST)

Chandrayaan-2 Gives Out 'Message' To Lander Vikram:Read Here

  Sep 06, 2019  20:50 (IST)

National Geographic will broadcast live the historic landing of Chandrayaan-2 on the surface of the Moon.

  Sep 06, 2019  19:55 (IST)

Ganesha Pandal inspired by Chandrayaan-2 installed in Telangana, Hyderabad. A 5 feet tall Ganesha idol is placed inside miniature satellite of 23.5 feet length.

  Sep 06, 2019  19:51 (IST)

Hours before landing on Moon, ISRO reveals how Chandrayaan-2 rover Pragyan works.

  Sep 06, 2019  20:59 (IST)

Click selfies, I will retweet, says an excited PM Modi.

  Sep 06, 2019  19:47 (IST)

Chandrayaan-2: How, When And Where To Watch Vikram Lander Moon Landing Online

  Sep 06, 2019  21:04 (IST)

ISRO to become first ever space agency to explore south polar region of Moon.

  Sep 06, 2019  19:42 (IST)

Chandrayaan-2's 'Most Terrifying' 15 Minutes Tonight - Read 10 Things To Know About Moon Mission Here

  Sep 06, 2019  19:41 (IST)

Former NASA astronaut Jerry M Linenger, who is in the country to promote a special program on India's space mission Chandrayaan-2, featuring him as space analyst, said that the landing Chandrayaan-2 on the south pole of the moon is a milestone for the entire world and not just India.

  Sep 06, 2019  19:40 (IST)

The crucial landing of 'Vikram', Chandrayaan-2's moon lander, will be carried out by at least eight onboard equipment in a coordinated manner. 

  Sep 06, 2019  19:38 (IST)

Around 70 students are busy packing their bags for Bengaluru to watch Chandrayaan-2's scheduled soft-landing on the moon with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Indian Space Research Organization headquarters on Saturday.

First Published: Friday, September 06, 2019 07:34 PM
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