Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday has stood in solidarity with ISRO after the space organization lost contact with the Vikram Lander during its decent to the surface of the Moon.
The Defence Minister has further expressed his gratitute and said that the country is proud of ISRO and all the scientists who strived for Chandrayaan 2. Singh also asserted that ISRO's mission to the Moon is bound to succeed with its courage and committment.
कोशिश करने वालों की हार नहीं होती..— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) September 7, 2019
India is proud of @isro and its team of scientists. The ISRO’s mission to reach the Moon is bound to succeed.
Their courage and commitment will ultimately make it successful. I wish team ISRO a great success in their future endeavours.
ISRO had earlier confirmed communication had been lost with the Vikram lander at an altitude of 2.1km over the lunar surface and that the data pertaining to this was being analysed. Up until that point, the descent was going as planned and normal performance had been observed.
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
PM Modi addressed the ISRO scientists and asked them not to get disheartened by the hurdles in the Moon mission Chandrayaan-2 and asserted that there would be a "new dawn".
#ProudOfISRO | 'India is certain that there will be many more opportunities to rejoice and be proud. We are full of confidence that when it comes to our space programme, the best is yet to come': PM Modi at the #ISRO Monitoring Centre in Bengaluru pic.twitter.com/TCHFxvZzDE— Republic (@republic) September 7, 2019
#ProudOfISRO | 'We are proud of our space programme and scientists, their hard work and determination has ensured a better life not only for our citizens but also for other nations': PM Modi interacts with #ISRO scientists in Bengaluru pic.twitter.com/OTE04PvxPU— Republic (@republic) September 7, 2019