Chandrayaan 2 Moon Landing: PM Modi talks to ISRO Chairman K Sivan (PTI)
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: PM Modi interacts with students across the country at ISRO Control Room
Chandrayaan 2 Landing: PM Modi to address nation from ISRO Control Centre at 8 am
Chandrayaan 2 Moon Landing: "We all hope for the best," tweets Ram Nath Kovind
"With #Chandrayaan2 Mission, the entire team of ISRO has shown exemplary commitment and courage. The country is proud of @ISRO. We all hope for the best," tweeted President Ram Nath Kovind.
Chandrayaan 2 Landing: "Aim big," PM Modi tells students at ISRO control centre
Even as the ''Vikram'', the lander of Chandrayaan 2 lost communication with the ground station, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told students present at the ISRO Centre to "aim big in life and never let disappointment enter in the way of achieving goals", reported news agency ANI.
"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.
Chandrayaan 2 Moon Landing: "We don't have any result yet," said ISRO scientist Deviprasad Karnik
"Data is being analysed. We don't have any result yet. It takes time. We are not sure," said Deviprasad Karnik, ISRO scientist, quoted by ANI, on being asked if Vikram Lander has crashed.
Chandrayaan 2 Moon Landing: PM Modi comforts ISRO Chairman K Sivan
PM Modi comforts ISRO Chairman K Sivan
BREAKING: ISRO calls off press conference
ISRO calls off press conference
Chandrayaan 2 Moon Landing: "Your work is not in vain," tweets Rahul Gandhi
"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," tweets Rahul Gandhi.
Chandrayaan 2 Moon Landing: "Made every Indian proud," tweets Amit Shah
"ISRO's achievement with getting Chandrayaan-2 so far has made every Indian proud. India stands with our committed and hard working scientists at @isro. My best wishes for future endeavours," tweets Amit Shah.
Chandrayaan 2 Landing: "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.
Tonight marks a new beginning and I am confident we will bounce back. Chin up #TeamISRO," tweets Vasundhara Raje.
Chandrayaan 2 Moon Landing: "We shall remain hopeful," tweets Piyush Goyal
"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," tweeted railways minister Piyush Goyal.
Chandrayaan 2 Moon Landing: WATCH: PM Narendra Modi addresses ISRO scientists: ANI
Chandrayaan 2 Moon Landing: "We are with you ISRO," tweets Nirmala Sitharaman
"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," tweeted Nirmala Sitharaman.
Chandrayaan 2 Landing: "Nation stands by entire team," tweets Congress
"The nation stands by the entire team of @isro as we wait in these tense times. Your hard work and commitment has made our nation proud. Jai Hind," tweets Congress.
Chandrayaan 2 Moon Landing: "India can feel the heartbeat" of Chandrayaan 2, says Anand Mahindra
"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.'," tweets Anand Mahindra.
READ HERE: Chandrayaan 2: Communication To Chandrayaan 2 Lander Lost, Data Being Analysed, Says ISRO
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.
Chandrayaan 2 Moon Landing: "We are proud of our scientists. They have created history," tweets Arvind Kejriwal
"We are proud of our scientists. They have created history. No need to lose heart. Our scientists have done a great job," tweets Arvind Kejriwal
Chandrayaan 2 Moon Landing: PM Modi Told ISRO Scientists They Did A Great Service For Country, Humanity Chandrayan 2 Moon Landing: "India is proud of our scientists!" tweets PM Modi
"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," tweeted PM Modi.
Chandrayaan 2 Moon Landing: "There are ups and downs in life," says PM Modi
"There are ups and downs in life. This is not a small achievement. The nation in 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," PM Modi was quoted as saying to ISRO scientists by news agency ANI
Nation is proud of you, be courageous": PM Modi to ISRO Scientists
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses crestfallen ISRO scientists. "Nation is proud of you, be courageous," he was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.
"I am with you," PM Modi tells ISRO scientists
"I am with you," PM Modi tells ISRO scientists
BREAKING: "You have done a great service to the country": PM Modi to ISRO scientists
"Country is proud of you. Congratulations from my side. You have done a great service to the country and to humankind. Your efforts will go on and I am completely with you," said PM Modi, after
BREAKING: Chandrayaan 2 Landing: "Not a small achievement," says PM Modi
"Not a small achievement," says PM Modi
BREAKING: Chandrayaan 2 Moon landing: Communication lost with Vikram Lander at 2.1 km from Lunar surface: ANI
BREAKING: "Communication (with Vikram lander) was lost, data being analysed": ISRO Chief K Sivan
"Communication (with Vikram lander) was lost, data being analysed," says ISRO Chief K Sivan
BREAKING: ISRO Chief says communication from Vikram lander lost
ISRO Chief says communication from Vikram lander lost
BREAKING: Data from Chandrayaan 2's Vikram lander stopped coming in at 1.55 am
BREAKING: Data from Chandrayaan 2's Vikram lander stopped coming in at 1.55 am
K Sivan briefs PM Modi on status of Vikram lander
ISRO Chief K Sivan has briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the status of landing of Vikram Lander on the south pole of the moon. #Chandrayaan2Landing: news agency ANI
BREAKING: ISRO awaits data from Chandrayaan 2's Vikram lander
ISRO awaits data from Chandrayaan 2's Vikram lander
BREAKING: Chandrayaan 2 Moon Landing: ISRO Control room awaits signal from Vikram lander
ISRO Control room awaits signal from Chandrayaan 2's Vikram lander
BREAKING: ISRO Chairman K Sivan briefs PM Modi amid tense moments
ISRO Chairman K Sivan briefs PM Modi amid tense moments
Lander Vikram's descent trajectory BREAKING: Tense moments at ISRO as Chandrayaan 2's Vikram lander about to land on moon surface
Tense moments at ISRO as Chandrayaan 2's Vikram lander about to land on moon surface
BREAKING: Vikram moon lander completes rough braking phase
Vikram moon lander completes rough braking phase
BREAKING: Powered descent of Chandrayaan-2's ''Vikram'' lander begins: ISRO
Powered descent of Chandrayaan-2's ''Vikram'' lander begins: ISRO
Chandrayaan 2 Moon Landing: Rough breaking of #VikramLander ends and Fine braking phase starts
"Rough breaking of #VikramLander ends and Fine braking phase starts," tweets ISRO.
BREAKING: 4 minutes to go for Chandrayaan 2 mission moon landing
4 minutes to go for Chandrayaan 2's Vikram lander to touch down on moon surface.
Chandrayaan 2 Moon Landing: WATCH LIVE
WATCH: Chandrayaan 2 landing: "Witnessing history unfold": PM Modi tweets
PM Narendra Modi, at the ISRO control room, tweeted. "At the @isro Centre in Bengaluru, witnessing history unfold! #Chandrayaan2," he said in the tweet, along with a video.
Chandrayaan 2 Moon Landing: PM Modi welcomed at ISRO headquarters by chairman K Sivan
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was at the ISRO's Istrac centre to witness the historic landing of the Chandrayaan-2 mission's lunar lander Vikram with rover Pragyan in it on the moon early on Saturday, an official said, according to news agency IANS.
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.
READ HERE: Chandrayaan 2: Jeff Bezos Cheers For India Ahead Of Final Countdown
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.
Chandrayaan 2 Moon Landing: See Pics: PM Modi interacts with scientists at ISRO Headquarters Chandrayaan 2 Moon landing: BREAKING: PM Modi reaches ISRO headquarters to witness Chandrayaan 2 Moon landing
PM Modi reaches ISRO headquarters to witness Chandrayaan 2 Moon landing
Chandrayaan 2 Moon Landing: Jeff Bezos roots for team India
Amazon Founder and Blue Origin CEO Jeff Bezos on Saturday wished India good luck as the scientists at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) got ready for the landing of India's moon lander Vikram at the South Pole of the lunar surface.
"Rooting for team India. Good luck, India! #Chandrayaan2," tweeted Bezos.
Bezos's Blue Origin, which aims to help people set up colonies on Moon and other planets, is preparing two rockets - New Shepard and New Glenn - for space tourism purposes.
Chandrayaan 2: Ever wondered about Pragyan's different parts and how it functions?
Chandrayaan 2 Moon Landing: 2 Kerala students among dozens to watch final descent of lander Vikram
Two students from Kerala are among dozens of students from across the country selected by ISRO through an online quiz to watch the final descent of the lander Vikram as it happens from the space agency's Telemetry tracking and command network at Bengaluru.
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.
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Why Moon Lander Vikram Is "Intelligent", Top ISRO Official Explains
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Explainer: How Chandrayaan 2 Moon Landing Will Unfold Tonight
A look inside the ISRO control room in Bengaluru
PM Modi has arrived in Bengaluru ahead of the Chandrayaan 2 moon landing
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As a billion-plus people wait with bated breath for the successful landing of India's moon lander Vikram, Amazon's Cloud arm Amazon Web Services (AWS) on Friday said that it is more than ready with satellite commands and data, to help the country realise its dream to send deep space missions
When, Where And How To Watch Chandrayaan 2's Moon Landing
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
Chandrayaan 2 To Land Tonight On Less Explored Part Of Moon
The Chandrayaan 2 moon mission is scheduled to land on the lunar surface at 1:55 am on Saturday, as India looks to create history by becoming the first nation to reach closest to the moon's south pole. The moon lander Vikram that separated from its orbiting mothership has already performed two manoeuvres to lower its altitude for a perfect touchdown between 1:30 am and 2:30 am on Saturday.
"Extremely Excited": PM Modi To Retweet Your Pics Watching Moon Landing
As the final countdown for Chandrayaan 2's landing on the moon is on, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he is "extremely excited" to be at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) headquarters in Bengaluru tonight to watch the extraordinary moment in the history of India's space programme. PM Modi will witness the mega space feat live with over 60 high school students from across the country who cleared an online space quiz last month