Chandrayaan-2’s lander Vikram lost contact with the ground station just before a soft landing on the moon. At that time the lander was just 2.1 kilometers from the lunar surface. No information has been found about what exactly happened to Vikram, where and how he is there. However, the state of the art equipment on the orbiter can soon answer all these questions. A senior ISRO scientist has told that where and how Vikram is in the next 3 days, it can be known.
Orbiter will pass through the same point after 3 days
Lander Vikram is expected to meet in 3 days. This is because the orbiter will take 3 days to reach the place where the contact with the lander was lost. We know the landing site. At the last moment Vikram had lost his way, so we would have to cover the 10 km area with the help of 3 orbiter synthetic aperture radars, spectrometers and cameras. To find Vikram, we have to take high resolution pictures of that area.
If Vikram would have been torn to pieces then it is difficult to find
The scientist also clarified that if Vikram had made a crash landing and had broken it, he would be less likely to meet. However, if his component is not damaged, it can be detected through high-resolution photographs. ISRO Chief K.K. Sivan has also said that for the next 14 days, there will be a continuous effort to contact Lander Vikram. ISRO’s team is continuously engaged in mission work. In such a situation, the country hopes that it can get some good news in the next 14 days
Chandrayaan-2 is a 3-in-1 mission
Chandrayaan-2 was a 3-in-1 mission of sorts. Lander Vikram and Rover Pragyan were also sent along with the orbiter. With the same mission, ISRO’s effort was to research the surface of the moon, below the surface and the barbarians, all three. On 20 August 2019, the orbiter is successfully orbiting the moon’s orbit and is orbiting at about 120 km altitude and has sent pictures of the surface. According to ISRO, the orbiter has a state-of-the-art camera of 0.3 m resolution, which has not been installed in any lunar mission so far. According to experts, it can also take a picture of an object as big as one feet on the surface of the moon. ISRO called Chandrayaan-2 a very complex mission and said that it is technically very ahead in all the missions of ISRO so far. This is the reason why the whole world is watching its progress since the launch of 22 July and has high expectations.
ISRO’s team is constantly engaged in mission work.
What will be the benefit from the mission
The orbiter will now increase our understanding on the evolution of the Moon in the next few times. Will prepare its maps, assess minerals and explore the possibility of water at the poles of the moon. For this, eight scientific instruments have been installed in it.
ISRO started investigation
ISRO scientists are now investigating where the Vikram Lander landings went wrong, how they happened and why? For this, ISRO scientists have started digging long and wide data. ISRO scientists are studying Vikram Lander’s telemetric data, signal, software, hardware, liquid engine in detail to find the answer to this question.
Last 20 minutes of data
Vikram’s landing messed up in the last moments. This problem started when the Vikram lander was just 2.1 kilometers above the lunar surface. Now scientists are analyzing the path of landing of Vikram Lander. According to the report, there may be some secret hidden in the performance data of each sub-system. Here the mention of liquid engine is very important. This has been an important role in the landing of Vikram Lander.
Landing Area Mapping
The orbiter has devices that have the ability to measure the surface of the moon, take photographs. If the orbiter sends any such picture, information about the lander can be found.
Internal defaults or external elements
ISRO is examining every aspect to find out the flaws in the landing of Vikram Lander. ISRO’s team is now investigating whether any internal defaults have occurred or whether any external elements are at hand.