Just a day after Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), lost communications with the moon lander ‘Vikram’ during the final moments of the soft landing on the moon surface, ISRO chairman K Sivan, on Sunday said that the lander has been traced on the lunar surface and the orbiter has clicked a thermal image of the lander.
We’ve found the location of #VikramLander on lunar surface&orbiter has clicked a thermal image of Lander. But there is no communication yet. We are trying to have contact. It will be communicated soon: ISRO Chief K Sivan.#Chandrayaan2
— Northeast Live (@NELiveTV) September 8, 2019
Sivan also added that communications with the lander are still down and ISRO is trying to make contacts with the lander.
On September 2, the Vikram lander successfully separated from the Orbiter to reach the lunar surface.
However, on September 7, the mission suffered a setback when the Vikram lander lost its communication with the ground stations, just 2.1 km above the lunar surface.