Chandrayaan – 2 Latest Update: No Contact Yet With Moon Lander, ISRO Chief Told Next Plan

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Chandrayaan – 2 Latest Update: ISRO chief K.k. Shivan said on Saturday that Chandrayaan-2’s orbiter is working well. The orbiter has eight instruments which are working accurately.

Bengaluru, ANI. ISRO chief K.K. Shivan told on Saturday that Chandrayaan-2’s orbiter is working well. The orbiter consists of eight instruments which are working accurately. He also indirectly made it clear that now the hopes of the lander Vikram are over. He further said that we are not able to establish contact with Lander Vikram. Our next priority is the Gaganyaan mission.

As day falls on the moon, the Darkness of night will be covered on Saturday and with this the life of the lander will end. Lander Vikram’s life on the lunar surface was just one lunar day (equivalent to 14 days of Earth). On September 7, just 2.1 kilometers before landing on the lunar surface, it had lost contact with the Earth-based center.  

ISRO had said that the battery in the lander would not be able to charge after the night on the moon and it would not be reactivated once it went into sleep mood. 14 days were considered to be very important for re-contact. So the scientists of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) did not give up hope and they were constantly trying to make contact with Lander Vikram. But now the ISRO Chief has made it clear that contact with lander Vikram has not been established even on the last day. 

The reason is that after this it will be night at the south pole of the moon. Here the temperature goes down very much during the night. Sometimes the temperature goes down to minus 200 degrees. The scientific equipment installed on the lander and the rover trapped inside it has not been made to work at such low temperatures. By this temperature, many appliances will be damaged forever. The days and nights of the moon are equal to 14-14 days of the Earth.

Explain that the presence of water on the moon was detected by India’s mission Chandrayaan-1. Now Chandrayaan-2 has many expectations from the orbiter. Scientists predict that the Moon may contain valuable substances such as helium-3, platinum, and palladium. According to scientists, the orbiter will carry out experiments by orbiting the moon for seven years compared to a year already determined.

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