Chandrayaan 2's Vikram Lander was scheduled to make a soft landing between 1.30 am and 2.30 am. However, the ISRO Chief announced that the communication with the lander was lost at an altitude of 2.1 km and data is being analysed.
Moment's later ISRO also tweeted about the development.
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
Prime Minister Modi also tweeted his support to ISRO. He was present at the ISRO centre at Bengaluru. He motivated the scientists and thanked them for their service to the field of science and their contribution to the nation. Following the development, many netizens came out and showed support for the scientists and lauded their efforts. Shortly after, '#weareproudofyou' started trending on Twitter and many citizens posted positive messages expressing support for ISRO.
This needs to be said in capitals: @isro, WE ARE PROUD OF YOU. YOU FOUND THE STREET, LOCATED THE HOUSE, WALKED UP TO THE FRONT DOOR; JUST COULDN'T RING THE BELL. SO BLOODY WHAT. SO BLOODY WHAT. GREAT JOB. PROUD OF YOU.— Anand Ranganathan (@ARanganathan72) September 6, 2019
Tonight we all are Proud Indians— Amrita Pandey (@Amrita_pandey1) September 6, 2019
Proud of our Scientists & Proud of our Leadership
A Nation that is Dreaming Big & Making Dreams Come True
a Leadership that stands strongly behind its Scientists
Proud of you @isro 🙏🙏🙏🙏
Thanks @narendramodi 🙏🙏🙏🙏#Chandrayaan2Live
Chandrayaan-2 is India's second lunar exploration mission developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation. The mission was launched to the Moon from the second launch pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre on July 22, 2019, at 2.43 PM. It consists of a lunar orbiter, a lander, and a lunar rover named 'Pragyan', all of which were developed in India. The objective of this mission is to map the location and abundance of lunar water.