The ISRO scientists at the last moment at around 2.1 km from moon surface lost contact with the Lander Vikram. The Chandrayaan 2 which was scheduled to land on the lunar surface at around 1:30 am to 2:30 am on Saturday finally lost contact. India is the fourth country in the world after Russia, America, and China that have mastered the technology of soft-landing on the lunar surface.
Reacting over the proposed soft landing of Vikram module, Indian Space Research Organisation chief K Sivan has said that everything is going according to plan. he said the touch-down of Vikram lander is scheduled between 1.30 am and 2.30 am followed by the rollout of rover Pragyan between 5.30 a.m and 6.30 a.m. He said there is a lot of anxiety in the minds of the entire team because it’s a very complex operation and the team is doing it for the first time.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he is extremely excited to be at the Indian Space Research Organisation headquarters in Bengaluru to watch the extraordinary moment in the history of India’s space programme. He also requested people to share the photographs of the historic mission on social media platforms. PM Modi is witnessing the landmark mission with over 60 high school students from across the country who cleared an online space quiz last month.
Here are the highlights on Chandrayaan 2 moon landing mission:
ISRO cancels press conference on Chandrayaan-2
ISRO chief K Sivan said Vikram Lander descent was as planned and normal performance was observed up to an altitude of 2.1 km. Subsequently, communication from Lander to the ground stations was lost and the data is being analyzed. The press conference on Chandrayaan-2 has been called off until the scientists reach a conclusion regarding the loss of radio link.
ISRO chief K Sivan is discussing the current situation of Vikram Lander with Prime Minister Narendra Modi
ISRO chief K Sivan is discussing the current situation of Vikram Lander with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. There are reports that the signal with the Vikram Lander has been broken. The current atmosphere at the ISRO HQ is still tensed and nothing can be confirmed yet.
Vikram's landing in threat!
tensions prevailing at ISRO headquarters. The scientists at ISRO have been waiting for final readings. No confirmation has been received from the control room on the moon landing, thus, making it difficult to understand whether the Vikram lander has touched the lunar surface or not.
Vikram lander begins its descent on moon
Chandrayaan 2's Moon lander Vikram with rover Pragyaan began its final descent to the South Polar region of the moon. Vikram will be travelling at 6kn/sec after it will begin its descent. Within 1 minute, Vikram will need to bring down its speed to 2 metres per second (about 7 km/hr) or lower to enable a safe landing.
Vikram lander has finally begun its final descent on the South Pole of the moon
Vikram lander has finally begun its final descent on the South Pole of the moon. The rough braking of Vikram Lander begins. The lander is now moving slowly to land on the lunar surface.
3 minutes to go!
ISRO scientists, PM Narendra Modi and students have been eagerly waiting for the moon landing. Only 3 minutes are left for the Vikram descent and the atmosphere at the ISRO headquarter is getting tense now. ISRO scientists have been waiting for the day to come and it has finally been here. Indeed hopes are high for everybody across the globe.
PM Modi at the ISRO Centre in Bengaluru to watch the soft landing of Vikram lander on South Pole region of the moon
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived at the ISRO Centre in Bengaluru to watch the soft landing of Vikram lander on South Pole region of the moon. 60 students from across the country, who were selected through ISRO's 'Space Quiz' competition will watch the landing along with PM. #Chandrayaan2
Chandrayaan-2: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at ISRO HQ in Bengaluru
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at the ISRO HQ in Bengaluru to watch the live telecast of the soft landing of Vikram lander on the lunar surface and inspire the scientists. ISRO scientists K Radhakrishnan, Dr Kasturirangan, Dr BN Suresh and Dr TK Alex welcome PM Modi at the ISRO space centre.
PM Modi reaches ISRO centre
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached the Indian Space Research Organisation's Telemetry Tracking and Command Network centre in Bengaluru, which is tracking Chandrayaan-2's progress.Chandrayaan-2's lander Vikram will begin its descent on to the lunar surface shortly after 1:30 am. The entire descent is expected to last 15 minutes.
Chandrayaan-2: ISRO scientists gear up for soft landing of Vikram lander
Scientists gear up for the soft landing of Vikram lander on the south pole region of the moon. Sixty students from across the country, who were selected through the ISRO's 'Space Quiz' competition to watch the landing along with PM Modi, also present at the ISRO centre.
Chandrayaan-2: Pragyan rover will leave imprints of national emblem, ISRO symbol on lunar surface
After descending from Vikram lander, the Pragyan rover will use its left and right navigation cameras to record the surroundings. The rover will also leave imprints of the national emblem and the ISRO symbol on the lunar surface.
Less than 3 hours to go, Isro tweets ahead of Chandrayaan 2 landing
Just 3 hours to go, Isro tweets ahead of Chandrayaan-2 landing "Less than three hours to go! Watch the live telecast from 1:15 am IST on our website and on DD National. Live streaming also available on YouTube and Facebook."
Less than 3 hours to go !— ISRO (@isro) September 6, 2019
Watch the live telecast from 1:15 AM IST on our website https://t.co/H6xiSf2TIP and on DD National.
Live streaming also available on:
Youtube: https://t.co/xzjitfLyHz, Facebook: https://t.co/zugXQAGoNq pic.twitter.com/8wQ1LL6nYA
Chandrayaan-2: Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates 5-feet-tall sculpture
Padma Shri awardee sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik created spectacular sculptures of Chandrayaan-2 on Friday. Sudarshan created a 5-foot tall sand sculpture by using around four tons of sand at Puri beach in Odisha with a message of Jai Vigyan Jai Bharat.
Chandrayaan-2: NASA's Deep space network has eyes set on Vikram lander
Chandrayaan-2 is going to land Vikram on the Lunar south pole shortly. NASA's Deep space network has eyes set on Chandrayaan-2's Vikram lander.
Vikram can communicate with IDSN at Byalalu as well as with Orbiter and Pragyan rover
Chandrayaan-2's lander Vikram has been designed to function for one lunar day which is equivalent to about 14 Earth day. Vikram has the capability to communicate with IDSN at Byalalu near Bengaluru as well as with the Orbiter and Pragyan rover. The lander is designed to execute a soft landing on the lunar surface at a touch down velocity of 2 meters per second.
Visuals from ISRO Monitoring Centre in Bengaluru
The final descent of Chandrayaan 2 to take place on the Lunar South Pole, tonight. Visuals from ISRO Monitoring Centre in Bengaluru. Punjab CM Amarinder Singh tweeted, In a few hours from now, we would witness the moment we all have been waiting for i.e the final descent of Chandrayaan-2 on the lunar south pole. Will be watching the live telecast of Chandrayaan-2 landing from 1:10 am IST onwards.
In a few hours from now, we would witness the moment we all have been waiting for i.e the final descent of #Chandrayaan2 on the Lunar South Pole. Will be watching the live telecast of #Chandrayaan2Landing from 1:10 am IST onwards. pic.twitter.com/3MUmYSB7kU— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) September 6, 2019
PM Modi reaches Bengaluru ahead of Chandrayaan 2 landing
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Bengaluru ahead of the Chandrayaan 2 moon landing. Pm Modi will witness the Vikram lander landing with the students who have qualified quiz test last month. He will reach ISRO centre in Bengaluru tonight.
Details of India’s Chandrayaan 2 mission
At the time of launch, Chandrayaan 2 Orbiter will be capable of communicating with Indian Deep Space Network at Byalalu, as well as with Vikram lander. The rover Pragyan will roll out from the moon lander between 5:30 am and 6:30 am on Saturday.
Details of India’s #Chandrayaan2 mission: At the time of launch, #Chandrayaan2 Orbiter will be capable of communicating with Indian Deep Space Network at Byalalu, as well as with Vikram lander. pic.twitter.com/juYgJeyAL6— ANI (@ANI) September 6, 2019
Ganesha Pandal installed in Hyderabad
Ganesha Pandal inspired by Chandrayaan-2 has been installed in Hyderabad, Telangana. A 5-feet-tall Ganesha idol has been placed inside miniature satellite of 23.5 feet length.
Hyderabad, Telangana: Ganesha Pandal inspired by #Chandrayaan2 installed in the city. A 5 feet tall Ganesha idol is placed inside miniature satellite of 23.5 feet length. #GaneshaChaturthi pic.twitter.com/SMZyBpx26C— ANI (@ANI) September 6, 2019
Lander Vikram to send picture of Moon 1 minute before landing
At 1.52 am, Vikram will send the closest picture of the Moon's surface to the Isro center on the Earth. After sending the picture, Vikram will land on the Moon's surface. The proud moment for the entire country as the Chandrayaan 2 will reach the Moon's south pole.
PM Modi to reach ISRO at 1 am
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to reach SRO's Telemetry Tracking and Command Network, which will be tracking the Chandrayaan-2 landing at around 1 am. Pm Modi has urged people to share the photos of moon landing on social networking sites.
GSLV Mk-III, India’s most powerful launcher to date, will carry Chandrayaan-2 to its designated orbit
The GSLV Mk-III will carry Chandrayaan 2 to its designated orbit. This three-stage vehicle is India’s most powerful launcher to date and is capable of launching 4-tonne class of satellites to the Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO).
The GSLV Mk-III will carry #Chandrayaan2 to its designated orbit. This three-stage vehicle is India’s most powerful launcher to date, and is capable of launching 4-tonne class of satellites to the Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO). pic.twitter.com/HasZ2aGi3v— ANI (@ANI) September 6, 2019
How to watch Chandrayaan 2 moon landing on TV News Channel
Chandrayaan 2 is scheduled for a powered-descent between 1 am and 2 am on Saturday. India is all set to create history by becoming the first nation to reach closest to the moon's south pole. You can tune into NewsX for Live Chandrayaan 2's moon landing and updates on your TV.
Behind the scene images of Chandrayaan 2 mission
Behind the scene images of Chandrayaan 2 mission. The final descent of Chandrayaan 2 will take place on the Lunar South Pole at around 1:30 am to 2:30 am. The landing will make India the fourth country in the world after Russia, America, and China that have mastered the technology of soft-landing on the lunar surface.