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The Indian (ISRO) Space Research organization continue doing efforts to make a establish link with Chandrayan 2 ‘Vikram’ lander, which is a hard landing on the surface of the moon. Vikram rover ‘Pragyan’ inside it and hit the Lunar surface in the final descent, just 2.1 km above the Lunar surface, was lost their connection on the early hours. This hard landing was very close to the planned (Touch – down) site as per the images sent by the on-board camera of the orbiter. Another important thing is that the lander is there as a single piece, not broken into pieces. The lander is recumbently position on the surface of the moon. This information provided by a related officer of ISRO.

“We are making all efforts to see the re-communication can be established again with the lander. The ISRO team has worked on Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC) here.” The official said.

In the Chandrayaan  2 comprises a Lander (Vikram) and rover (Pragyan). The life of  the mission of the lander and rover in one Lunar day, which is equal to 14 days of earth.

ISRO’s Chairman K. Sivan had said on Saturday that the space agency would try to link with lander in 14 days and on the Sunday with the orbiter’s camera spotted on the Lunar surface. An ISRO official said that unless and until when the lander is not proper re-establish it’s very difficult to say anything’s. The chances of re-establishment are less. If lander had soft-landing and all functioned are working to communicate. Things are bleak as of now.

Another official of the Space Agency ISRO said “GSLV MARK III we have enough fuel to keep it (orbiter) going forward for seven years because of the superb performance of the (which launched the Spacecraft) and excellent mission management”. ISRO also said that accurate launch and excellent mission management has ensured the life of the orbiter to be around seven years instead of the prescribed one year.

The position of the lander module proves without any doubt that the orbiter is working perfectly. The orbiter was the main part of the mission as it has to work for more than a year. Near about 90 to 95 percent of the mission goal would be achieved if the orbiter performed properly.

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