India loses communication as its moon mission fails yet again

New Delhi: The historic Lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 was to make Indian the fourth nation to land on the moon, following Russia, the United States and China. Thus Indian second mission to moon also failed.

The signal from the Indian Vikram lander was lost on Thursday, Indian Space Research Organization reported. The landing craft performed as planned up to the altitude of 2.1 kilometres from the surface. “Data is being analysed,” Chairman K Sivan told said at the agency’s tracking centre in Bengaluru.

​Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was in Russia for the Eastern Economic Forum summit and the India-Russia Annual Summit, came to Bengaluru to witness the historic event from Indian Space Research Organization’s Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network.

After the incident, Modi took to Twitter to say that the scientists “given their best and have always made India proud”. “We remain hopeful and will continue working hard on our space programme,” he added.

AlamulKhabar Sc, Health