The whole country was expecting Chandrayaan-2 to contact Vikram Lander again, but the team of scientists has been informed of not being contacted again in the beginning. In the early moments of September 7, ISRO scientists came to know that Lunar Craft was completely destroyed in the early days of the crash. The team assessing the failure of Chandrayaan-2 believes that the disturbance in the Automatic Landing Program (ALP) resulted in Lander Vikram’s accident. The team of scientists believe that from the research so far it seems that the lander Vikram’s hope of re-working after this crash is almost nil. Scientists are of the opinion that the crash landing of the lander Vikram has either overturned or turned. However, it was not damaged enough that it could not even be recognized. Two scientists say that from the investigation so far it seems that there was something wrong with the landing program. The landing program was written by the UR Rao Satellite Center, Bangalore. One scientist said, we have to see if it was properly tested before the landing program was released. The main objective of the software program was to ensure control based on distance and altitude up to 15 minutes before touching the lunar surface.
Vikram fell and was greatly damaged
A scientist who assessed the photos said, Based on what I have seen so far, I can say that I have seen the shadow of Lander Vikram. I can definitely say that Vikram has not fallen on his feet. It seems to me that at least Vikram’s 4 legs have been damaged. They are either bent or completely damaged. Another scientist investigating the reasons for this failure said that Vikram’s contact was definitely 10 km. (Earlier ISRO had described this distance as 2.1 km). The scientist says that it seems that the lander Vikram will lose contact with ISRO’s control room at 330 meters above the lunar surface.
Soft landing challenge for many countries
Soft landing is also a big challenge for the parent countries of moon-related space missions. It is also a big challenge for the leading nations of space science like America and Russia. Soft landing on the lunar surface is extremely difficult due to zero gravity and high speed.
NASA took picture of Chandrayaan-2’s landing site
As the time for Chandrayaan-2 to reconnect with Vikram Lander, NASA’s Moon Orbiter has photographed the part of the moon where India attempted to land a soft landing as part of the expedition. This has been confirmed by a senior scientist at the US space agency NASA. NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft took several photographs on September 17, while passing near the undiscovered South Pole of the Moon, where Vikram attempted to land. LRO mission deputy project scientist John Keller said in a statement that it flew over Vikram’s landing place. There will be an attempt to contact the lander on September 21. Let us tell that till now the American space agency NASA’s orbiter could not get success in taking pictures of lander Vikram of India’s mission Chandrayaan-2. Night has begun on the moon and darkness has started filtering there. NASA is now analyzing photographs captured in the orbiter’s camera.