New Delhi. India's moon lander Vikram lost contact when he was heading towards the lunar surface early Saturday. Only then, after the sudden disturbances in the country, there is disappointment about the mission across the country. Meanwhile, in an interview given to DD News on Saturday, ISRO Chief K Sivan told that the ray of hope still remains and we will try to contact Vikram for the next 14 days. Also, he has given good news about the orbiter.
The one-year orbiter will now run for seven years
Talking about the orbiter accompanying Chandrayaan, K Sivan said that the life of the orbiter was fixed for only one year, but due to the extra fuel present in the orbiter, its age is now being extended to 7 years. Regarding ISRO's other missions, Dr. K Sivan said that the problem in Chandrayaan-2 will not affect these missions. Dr. Sivan said that ISRO's second expedition would be on schedule.
They can detect water and ice in the polar region up to 10 meters on the lunar surface.
He said that the Chandrayaan-2 mission has two objectives. There is a science and technology demonstration. The science part is mostly responsible for the orbiter while the other part had landing and rover. In the scientific part, the orbiter has special payloads and through this, we can detect water and ice in the polar region up to 10 meters on the lunar surface. K Sivan further said that Prime Minister Modi is a source of inspiration and support for us and his speech today has given us inspiration. I have noted a special thing from the PM's speech that science should be used for experimentation because the result comes from the experiment itself.
K Sivan said - Everything of the Chandrayaan-2 mission is not over, K Sivan said, 'Vikram Lander landed below normal way to an altitude of 2.1 km from the lunar surface. After this, the lander lost contact with the earth. The data is being analyzed, although there is no information about the future and status of India's moon lander Vikram, the Chandrayaan-2 mission costing Rs 978 crore is not over.