Last Updated On07 September,2019 03:41 am
This is a setback to India’s ambitious plan to land an unmanned probe near south pole of the moon.
BENGALURU (Web Desk / Reuters) – The Indian space agency lost communication with its Chandrayaan-2 lunar mission on Saturday, the chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation said, in a setback to the nation’s ambitious plan to land an unmanned probe near the south pole of the moon.
“Data is being analysed,” Chairman K Sivan told a room full of distraught scientists at the agency’s tracking centre in Bengaluru.
Vikram, the lander of Chandrayaan 2, was scheduled to touch down between 1:30-2:30 am on Saturday Indian time (2000-2100 GMT Friday).
Until now only the United States, Russia and China have successfully landed on the Moon but India has failed in its attempt to land in the region of the lunar South Pole.
Soon after ISRO moon mission failure, people shared mixed reactions on Twitter:
6th September is unlucky for india
1. Lost the war against Pakistan
2. India moon landing mission fail
— Hashim Khan (@hashimbangash99)September 6, 2019
— Sincerely (@DrZahidPTI)September 6, 2019
— Fasih Uddin (@Fasih_Uddin)September 6, 2019
— Javed (@javedsay_s)September 6, 2019
— Arif Godil (@arif_godil)September 6, 2019
— Mr Umair (@Mr_Umiii)September 6, 2019