The lander was, however, spotted on the surface of the Moon on September 8, by the Chandrayaan 2 orbiter, which is now circling the Moon.
However, it is also being expressed that due to the darkness of the moon at that place, the pictures of the lander Vikram and his landing site may be blurred.
However, there is still no clarity on the exact condition of the Vikram Lander yet. It would pass over that area several times as it continues in its orbit.
Interestingly, the LRO had managed to collect data during the Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram's descent in the wee hours of September 7. If the LRO is able to get a clear picture of Lander Vikram, it will benefit the space agency.
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Another ISRO scientist said Vikram, weighing 1,471 kg (245 kg on moon as its gravity is one-sixth that of earth's), would have raised a considerable lunar dust plume on impacting the lunar surface near the south pole although the velocity with which it impacted was much less than that of the MIP, weighing 34 kg (5.6 kg on moon). The Chandrayaan-2 orbiter, which is safe in its orbit around the Moon, too will study the south polar region of the Moon and attempt to estimate the quantity of iced water present there.
Chandrayaan-2 Lander Vikram: What Next?
After the ISRO team lost communication with the Vikram lander minuted before its scheduled landing, NASA had commended ISRO's attempts. The Indian Space Research Organization needs to get its comms up and running with the lander. Efforts were on since to establish contact with it somehow within the next 14 days, since the lander has been specifically to conduct experiments for 14 Earth days, equivalent to one lunar day.
Even if all the communication channels are working by then, Vikram will be left with no resources to charge-up at Chandrayaan-2 lander and keep it powered on. A Nasa official, speaking at an event in the United States recently, said the LRO studied changes to Moon's atmosphere caused by rocket effluent released during Vikram's descent.