Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday took to his Twitter handle to praise the ISRO scientists for their hard work. India's moon mission Chandrayaan 2 lost of communication with the Vikram Lander just 2.1 km before it was to reach the Lunar surface. Read Amarinder Singh's full tweet below -
In a few hours from now, we would witness the moment we all have been waiting for i.e the final descent of #Chandrayaan2 on the Lunar South Pole. Will be watching the live telecast of #Chandrayaan2Landing from 1:10 am IST onwards. pic.twitter.com/3MUmYSB7kU— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) September 6, 2019
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asked ISRO scientists not to get disheartened by the hurdles in the moon mission Chandrayaan-2 and asserted that there will be a "new dawn". He upheld that there were no setbacks in science, just efforts and experiments, and highlighted the significance of resilience and tenacity to India's ethos.
#LIVE on #ProudOfISRO | I am seeking inspiration from you. You, by yourselves are a sea of inspiration: PM Modi interacts with #ISRO scientists. Tune in to watch here - https://t.co/lpnVZxoMbs pic.twitter.com/n4ziD87YUr— Republic (@republic) September 7, 2019
Addressing the scientists hours after ISRO announced that it had lost communication with the lander, he also said that the country's determination to land on the moon has become even stronger. "We came very close, but we need to cover more ground.... Learnings from today will make us stronger and better," he told the scientists, adding, "The best is yet to come in our space programme. India is with you."
This is Mission Control Centre. #VikramLander descent was as planned and normal performance was observed up to an altitude of 2.1 km. Subsequently, communication from Lander to the ground stations was lost. Data is being analyzed.#ISRO— ISRO (@isro) September 6, 2019