‘Chandrayaan 2 "98% successful"
September 22, 2019
Indian Space Research Organisation's Chandrayaan 2 moon mission is 98% success. The news was confirmed by ISRO chief K Sivan on Saturday. This was after ISRO failed to maintain communication with Vikram lander. The fourteen day deadline to restore communication ended on Saturday. The lander was expected to touchdown lunar surface on early hours of 7 September. But Vikram Lander, with Pragyan inside it, lost communication with ISRO almost 2.1 kms away from lunar surface.
Even though the mission was not fully succesfull, ISRO had received a lot of praise from Indian across the world and from international communities as well. "Why India's Chandrayaan 2 Mission Is Still A Success, And We Are All Proud Of Everyone At ISRO", tweeted Madan Nayak.
From 21 September, lunar light will fall on the surface due to which there will be no sunlight for the lander to generate power. The ISRO has been making efforts to communicate with the lander, but all its efforts have gone in vain.
K Sivan said that Mission Gangayaan is the next priority of ISRO. He added that they are working on different options to introduce Gangayaan at the earliest. ""Chandrayaan 2: India's @isro moon mission should be considered a success, and a lesson in spacefaring", tweeted Abhishek Varma.