Nation lauds ISRO’s efforts even as Chandrayaan-2 lander goes silent

The world watched with bated breath as India tried to go where no one had ever gone before — the south pole of the moon. India’s ambitious second lunar mission Chandrayaan 2 was expected to make its soft landing on the surface on the moon late on Friday night.
Enthusiasm turned into a sense of distress at Indian Space Research Organisation’s (Isro) Mission Operations Complex in Bengaluru as Chandrayaan 2’s lander ‘Vikram’ lost communication with the ground stations on Saturday just ahead of the soft landing.
ISRO chief K. Sivan said till 2.1 km above the surface of the Moon, the mission was doing fine but before Vikram could land, Isro lost contact with it. While at first glance it may seem like the mission has failed that is far from true.
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