ISRO chief : No contact with Vikram Lander yet; Next Priority Is Gaganyaan

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief K Sivan on Saturday said, “We have not been able to establish communication with the Vikram Lander; the orbiter is doing very well – there are 8 instruments in the orbiter and each one is doing exactly what it is meant to do; Our next priority is Gaganyaan mission.”

According to ISRO official statement, ISRO could not able to establish the communication with Vikram Lander as the deadline to contact the lander, which had a 14-day mission life, ends today.

Earlier ISRO said, “Chandrayaan-2 mission is 95% successful and Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter continues to perform scheduled science experiments to complete satisfaction.”

According to ISRO official statement:

  • All Payloads of orbiter are powered.
  • Initial trials for orbiter Payloads are completed successfully.
  • Performance of all orbiter Payloads is satisfactory.
  • Orbiter continues to perform scheduled science experiments to complete satisfaction.
  • National level committee consisting of academicians and ISRO experts are analyzing the cause of communication loss with lander.
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