Efforts to communicate with the lander, from both the ground and the orbiter, have been going on since Friday to no avail. "The success criteria was defined for each and every phase of the mission and till date, 90 to 95 per cent of the mission objectives have been accomplished and will continue to contribute to Lunar science, notwithstanding the loss of communication with the Lander", the space agency stated. "We prayed so that the lander springs back to life and we get to know some unknown aspects of the moon", he said.
The Press Trust of India (PTI) news agency reported on Monday that the lander was unbroken but was lying tilted on the lunar surface, and that the chances of restoring communication were low.
Vikram Lander was just 2.1 kilometres above the lunar surface when it lost contact with ISRO, throwing a pall of gloom over the Indian space agency, but Sunday's development has rekindled hopes.
"At ISROTelemetry, Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC) a dedicated team of ISRO scientists are on the job", the official added.Читайте также: North Korea Says It's Willing to Resume Nuke Talks with US
India's ambitious lunar mission faltered in the last leg on Saturday as Vikram lander lost its connection with the ISRO and left the nation anxious.
"We are trying to establish contact. This is to clarify that K. Sivan, Chairman, ISRO does not have any personal account on any social media platforms", the ISRO said in a statement.
The mission took off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on July 22. The camera that imaged these pixels is the Orbiter High Resolution Camera (OHRC), which has the highest resolution of any cameras in orbit around the Moon today.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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