Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is trying to restore contact with Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram. The ground station lost contact with the lander Vikram just before the soft landing, but after finding out Vikram’s location on Sunday, his hopes of contact with him are alive again. However, every single moment that passes is very important and delicate and is increasing the beats of scientists. According to experts, as time goes on, the possibility of restoration of contact is getting dimmed. ISRO chief K.K. Sivan said the space agency would try to establish contact with the lander for 14 days. After the cameras on the Chandrayaan-2 orbiter revealed the lander Vikram on the lunar surface on Sunday, he reiterated that efforts would be on to restore contact. A senior official associated with the campaign said, “As time goes by, it will be difficult to restore contacts.” An official said that with the right optimization, it can still generate energy and charge the batteries through solar panels. He said, ‘But as time goes by, the chances will decrease.
After finding out that Lander Vikram was on the lunar surface with cameras mounted in Chandrayaan-2’s orbiter on Sunday, he reiterated that efforts to restore contact will continue.
Sivan also agreed, could not achieve soft landing
ISRO Chief K.K. Sivan said on Sunday that Chandrayaan-2’s lander Vikram has been detected on the lunar surface and that the lander has definitely ‘made a hard-landing’. Simultaneously, Sivan also admitted that soft-landing was not successful as per the plan. Explain that the mission of ‘soft-landing’ of Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram on the lunar surface by ISRO was not completed as per his plan on Saturday and his contact with the ground station was only 2.1 kilometers from the lunar surface had broken. The lander was close to a ‘soft-landing’ on the lunar surface during what was considered to be the most complex phase of the country’s second mission for exploration on the moon, when it lost contact. The Chandrayaan-2 lander weighs 1,471 kg.
The future of rover knowledge rests on Vikram
Along with the lander Vikram, the future of the rover Pragyan present in it is also in the balance. According to the fixed plan, after the soft-landing on the moon of the lander, a 6-wheeled Rover Ignition would come out from inside it. During its lifetime of 14 days i.e. 1 lunar day, the rover Pragyan used to run 500 meters on the surface of the moon. Its task was to collect photographs and analyzable data of the lunar surface. He would send them to the earth in 15 minutes through Vikram and orbiter. The 27 kg Rover is a 6 wheeled robot vehicle. Its name is derived from Sanskrit, which means knowledge.