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Russia, UAE All Praise For ISRO Post Losing Contact With The Lander

Written By Ankita Chakraborty | Mumbai | Published:


  • The landing of the Vikram Lander on the South Pole of Moon was scheduled to take place on September 7
  • Chandrayaan 2 brought together an Orbiter, Lander, and Rover to explore the south pole of the Moon

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. 


READ: Chandrayaan 2 | 'Vikram Must Have Done A Hard-landing': ISRO To PTI

NASA's comments on Chandrayaan 2 

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. 

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.

READ: Chandrayaan 2 New Update Out: Orbiter's Lifespan 7 Years, Not 1

ISRO losing communication with Vikram 

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.

READ: Communication From Vikram Lander Lost, Data Being Analysed: ISRO

(Inputs from PTI)