Communications with the Vikram Lander of Chandrayaan 2 was lost before it could land on the surface of the Moon, ISRO chief K Sivan announced on Saturday. Amid uncertainty over the status of the lander, the Mr Sivan said "data is being analysed" after ISRO stopped receiving data from the lander when it was at an altitude of 2.1 km above the Moon. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was at ISRO to watch the landing of Chandrayaan 2, gave a pep talk to the scientists of the Chandrayaan 2 lunar mission and said "the country was proud of them".
India had attempted history by trying to be the first nation to land close to the south pole of the Moon. Dr Sivam has called Chandrayaan 2 the "most complex mission ever undertaken by ISRO".
Here are the Highlights on Chandrayaan 2 moon mission:
#WATCH Bengaluru: Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted, earlier tonight, with the students from across the country, who were selected through ISRO's 'Space Quiz' competition to watch the landing of #VikramLander along with PM. pic.twitter.com/OACnHPBjkX- ANI (@ANI) September 6, 2019
Minutes after the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) lost communication with the Vikram lander when it was barely 2.1 km from the lunar surface, many took to Twitter to comfort the scientists behind the Chandrayaan 2 mission and assure them that India remains proud of their valiant attempt to place the country's footprint on a little-explored part of the Moon.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave a small pep talk to the scientists of the Chandrayaan 2 lunar mission at the ISRO control room after communication with the Moon lander was lost.
Communication with the Chandrayaan 2 lander was lost seconds before it was supposed to touch down on the Moon's surface on Saturday, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said.
"Aim big in life and divide it into small parts or goals. Go for achieving these small goals and assembling it. Forget about what you miss and never let disappointment enter in the way," PM Narendra Modi was quoted as saying by ANI.
He also met students from Bhutan and asked them whether they befriended Indian students. He gave autographs and got a group photograph clicked with the students.
60 high school students who cleared an online space quiz last month were here to witness the India's endeavour.
Communication with the Chandrayaan 2 lander was lost seconds before it was supposed to touch down on the moon's surface, chief of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said on Saturday.
Congratulations to the team at #ISRO for their incredible work on the Chandrayaan 2 Moon Mission. Your passion & dedication is an inspiration to every Indian. Your work is not in vain. It has laid the foundation for many more path breaking & ambitious Indian space missions. Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) September 6, 2019
ISRO's achievement with getting Chandrayaan-2 so far has made every Indian proud.- Amit Shah (@AmitShah) September 6, 2019
India stands with our committed and hard working scientists at @isro.
My best wishes for future endeavours.
Tonight marks a new beginning and I am confident we will bounce back. Chin up #TeamISRO," tweets Vasundhara Raje.
Regardless of the finale - India has scripted history tonight. We are proud of our scientists at @Isro and of their commitment & hard work.- Vasundhara Raje (@VasundharaBJP) September 6, 2019
Tonight marks a new beginning and I am confident we will bounce back. Chin up #TeamISRO! #Chandrayaan2#VikramLanderpic.twitter.com/3FgY86WDQO
What a phenomenal achievement!!!! We are there..... we shall remain hopeful and courageous and have no doubt that we will cover the last mile.....SOON- Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) September 6, 2019
#WATCH PM Narendra Modi at ISRO: There are ups and downs in life. This is not a small achievement. The nation is proud of you. Hope for the best. I congratulate you. You all have done a big service to nation, science and mankind. I am with you all the way, move forward bravely. pic.twitter.com/Iig1a8EuKD- ANI (@ANI) September 6, 2019
We are with you @isro. You have brought the nation, it's young minds and all, together in sensing your achievements in Space. You will succeed.- Nirmala Sitharaman (@nsitharaman) September 6, 2019
The communication isn't lost. Every single person in India can feel the heartbeat of #chandrayaan2 We can hear it whisper to us that 'If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.' https://t.co/YS3y1kQXI2- anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) September 6, 2019
Communication with the Chandrayaan 2 lander was lost seconds before it was supposed to touch down on the moon's surface, chief of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said on Sunday. India looked to create history by becoming the first nation to reach closest to the Moon's south pole but as 1:55 am came and went there were no signs that the mission had succeeded. Prime Minister Narendra Modi who was watching the landing from the mission control room was briefed by ISRO scientists and was seen leaving.
We are proud of our scientists. They have created history. No need to lose heart. Our scientists have done a great job.- Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) September 6, 2019
India is proud of our scientists! They've given their best and have always made India proud. These are moments to be courageous, and courageous we will be!- Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 6, 2019
Chairman @isro gave updates on Chandrayaan-2. We remain hopeful and will continue working hard on our space programme.
The Chandrayaan 2 Moon mission will land on the lunar surface in less than an hour, as India looks to create history by becoming the first nation to reach closest to the Moon's south pole.
He was welcomed at the centre by ISRO Chairman K Sivan.
The Prime Minister had landed on Friday night at the IAF's Yelahanka base where Governor Vajubhai Vala, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, city Mayor Gangambike Mallikarjun, Union Ministers DV Sadananda Gowda and Pralhad Joshi, ruling BJP's state unit President Nalin Kumar Kateel and top officials were present at the air base to welcome him, on his first visit to the city for the first time after the recent Lok Sabha elections.
He had then to the Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network (Istrac) in the Peenya industrial area of the city's northwest suburb.
Chandrayaan 2, India's ambitious lunar mission, is scheduled to make a soft-landing on the surface of the moon at 1:55 am on Saturday. The final manoeuvre of 30km, till the lander and the rover land on the moon's surface without any injury, will be "15 minutes of terror" even for the top scientists at space agency ISRO.
All eyes are on ISRO's ambitious Chandrayaan 2 mission today as India aims to create history by becoming the first nation to reach closest to the moon's south pole. Joining millions of Indians rooting for the prestigious mission's success is Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who tweeted an encouraging message for India in its big moment.
"Rooting for team India. Good luck, India! #Chandrayaan2," tweeted Bezos.
With hours to go for the big landing, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) today released an animated video depicting how the Pragyan rover will operate once it alights on the barely explored south pole of the Moon.
Shivani S Prabhu is a Class 10 student of Holy Angels' ISC School at nearby Nanthancode was selected along with Ahmed Thanveer, a Class 9 student of Army Public School, Kannur, to witness India''s historic moment along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Shivani is the daughter of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) employee, N Sreenivas,and G Rekha.
Thanver is the son of Abdul Salam, who works at a private architect firm and Aayishabee, a senior accountant with the Kannur defence accounts office.
The touchdown of ''Vikram'' lander is scheduled between 1.30 AM and 2.30 am, followed by the rollout of rover ''Pragyan'' between 5.30 AM and 6.30 AM.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will watch the historic Chandrayaan 2 lunar landing live from the ISRO control room in Bengaluru accompanied by around 70 school students from across the country.
India's moon lander Vikram that separated from its mothership Chandrayaan 2 will not be controlled from the ground during the final moments of its descent tonight on the southernmost part of the moon, a top officer of the Indians Space Research Organisation told NDTV.
Packed with scientific instruments and national pride, Chandrayaan 2's moon lander Vikram is set to make a soft landing near the moon's south pole - a relatively unexplored part of Earth's natural satellite. Here is why India is exploring the south pole of the moon
With Chandrayaan 2's soft landing on moon, India looks to create history tonight by becoming the first nation to reach closest to the moon's south pole. Chandrayaan 2 is scheduled for a powered-descent between 1 am and 2am tonight, followed by its touchdown between 1:30 am and 2:30 am. Here's all you need to know on how to follow the historic moment.