The lander lost contact with the Earth just 2.1 km before the lunar surface; Orbiter Active, 95% mission successful

India was close to creating history in space science, but Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram lost contact with Earth just 69 seconds before landing. The lander Vikram was to land at 1.55 am on Friday-Saturday on the lunar south pole, but its time was changed to 1.53 am. However, even after this time had passed, the status of the lander Vikram could not be known. ISRO Chairman Dr. K. “The landing process of Lander Vikram was absolutely right,” said Sivan. When the orbit was 2.1 km from the surface of the moon’s south pole, it lost contact with the Earth. We are analyzing the data from the orbiter. “

An ISRO scientist said, “We are only 5% mission spoiled, this is Lander Vikram and Rover Prajna. 95% mission has been successful because Chandrayaan-2’s orbiter is successfully orbiting the moon.” If the lander Vikram’s landing had been confirmed, Rover Pragyan would have come out at 5.19 am and would have clicked the first picture at 5:45 am.

Modi said – our journey will continue even further

Earlier, when the time of landing was over, there was tension on the faces of the scientists at ISRO headquarters. Prime Minister Narendra Modi left the visitor gallery in the control room of ISRO headquarters. After this, the former chairman of ISRO was seen encouraging the current Chief Dr. Sivan. The Prime Minister returned to the scientists again after Dr. Sivan announced his breakup and encouraged him. He said – life keeps on fluctuating. What you did is not small. Our efforts will continue in the future. The country is proud of its scientists. I am completely with scientists. Our journey will continue even further. I’m with you Walk with courage Your effort will make the country happy again. What you have done is also a big achievement.

What next?
The orbiter from which the lander was separated is still hovering at an altitude of 119 km to 127 km above the lunar surface. There are 8 payloads with an orbiter weighing 2,379 kg and it will work for a year. That is, the mission will continue even if the position of the lander and rover is not known. 8 payloads will have different functions …

  • Making a map of the moon’s surface. This will try to find out the existence and development of the moon.
  • Detection of magnesium, aluminum, silicon, calcium, titanium, iron, and sodium.
  • Measuring the intensity of solar radiation present in sun rays.
  • Capturing high-resolution photos of the lunar surface.
  • Identifying the rock or pit on the surface so that the lander has a soft landing.
  • Detection of water presence and minerals at the south pole of the moon.
  • Detection of water stored in the form of ice in the pits of the polar region.
  • Scanning the Moon’s outer atmosphere.
  • There was a similar problem with the Israeli vehicle in April.

Israel’s private company SpaceL sent its moon mission this year. But his vehicle crashed while trying to land on the surface of the Bereshit Moon. The vehicle’s braking system failed after it encountered a technical problem in the engine. He was about 10 kilometers from the lunar surface when his contact with the Earth broke and the rover crashed on the lunar surface.

So far 38 attempts to land soft landing on the moon, 52% successful
The first attempt to touch the moon was made in 1958 by Russia and the US and Soviet Union. Between August and December 1968, both countries sent 4 Pioneer Orbiters (US) and 3 Luna Impact (Soviet Union), but all were unsuccessful. So far, only 6 countries or agencies on the moon have sent satellite vehicles. Only 5 got success. So far 38 such attempts have been made, of which 52% were successful.

Sachin Gill
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