ISRO chief K Sivan confirmed the news that Vikram lander has been traced on moon’s surface. However, ISRO is still trying to establish contact with it.
Lander Vikram located: K Sivan
— ANI Digital (@ani_digital) September 8, 2019
Vikram lander was supposed to land on the south pole of the moon as it has been unexplored yet. On 7th September at 1:55 ISRO lost contact with it when it was just 2.1 km away from landing the lunar surface.
Since then the prayers and hard work did not stop. The good news came today that Vikaram lander has been located on the lunar surface.
This is Mission Control Centre. #VikramLander 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. Data is being analyzed.#ISRO
— ISRO (@isro) September 6, 2019
It now appears that the circling orbit has clicked a thermal image of the lander. We are feeling hopeful again.
We have found the location of lander Vikram on lunar surface and orbiter has clicked a thermal image of lander. We are trying to establish contact. It will be communicated soon.
To celebrate this news the Twitter came up with #VikramLanderFound
— 🇮🇳 Navneet Srivastava 🇮🇳 (@go_to_navneet) September 8, 2019
— Megha Jain ⏳ (@iammegha12) September 8, 2019
Now we are officially the first ever country to land of the southern pole of Moon.
A huge congratulations to all the scientists of ISRO and @Isro you guys make India proud 🇮🇳🇮🇳, ISRO makes India proud! #VikramLanderFound
— 🇮🇳 Snehu 🇮🇳 (@Sneha2004__) September 8, 2019
The #LanderVikram finally found ,The news 1.3 billion Indians were so eagerly waiting to hear.
— Geetika Swami (@SwamiGeetika) September 8, 2019
— Manish khandelwal 🇮🇳 (@mkhandelwal59) September 8, 2019
— Mayank (@IndiaBakchod_) September 8, 2019
Vikram lander has a life of 14 earth days. Hopefully, the ISRO team will now be able to establish contact with it soon.