Russia along with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) recently came out in support of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Hours after losing communication with the lander Vikram, countries like Russia and UAE lauded ISRO for being courageous and brave in attempting such complex technology. Soon, support poured in from all across the world in the form of encouragement for the ISRO scientists. Messages of praise flooded the social media recognizing ISRO's efforts.
Stay strong! We are proud of @isro team's work under the inspirational leadership of @PMOIndia @narendramodi and with an outstanding national support. Together we will strive for more!— GLAVKOSMOS (@glavkosmosJSC) September 7, 2019
🙏🇮🇳 #SpaceIsHard https://t.co/cLremkSphv
The #UAESpaceAgency assure their full support to the @isro following the loss of contact with their spacecraft, Chandrayaan-2 which had to land on the moon. #India proved to be a strategic player in the #space sector & a partner in its development & achievements pic.twitter.com/f3j14gsMqS— وكالةالإمارات للفضاء (@uaespaceagency) September 7, 2019
A day after Chandrayaan-2 failed to make contact with the lander, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) came out in support of ISRO. NASA called the exploration into space 'hard'. Furthermore, it states that India has inspired NASA with its ambitious mission. As a consequence, NASA looks forward to space exploration in a joint effort.
Space is hard. We commend @ISRO’s attempt to land their #Chandrayaan2 mission on the Moon’s South Pole. You have inspired us with your journey and look forward to future opportunities to explore our solar system together. https://t.co/pKzzo9FDLL— NASA (@NASA) September 7, 2019
Jerry Linenger, a former NASA astronaut, commented that what India was trying to achieve was extremely difficult. The lessons learnt in the process, however, will help the country with its future projects. Linenger asked the people to not be too discouraged. "India was trying to do something very, very difficult. In fact, everything was going as planned as the lander came down." Linenger asserted.
ISRO's Deep Space Antenna lost contact with Chandrayaan-2's lander Vikram as it descended towards the lunar surface. Vikram had managed to descend from 30km to 2km smoothly. In the final stage, it lost communication with Mission Control. This was the first time India had attempted a soft landing on the moon.