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Chandrayaan 2: Rahul Gandhi lauds ISRO for their incredible work on lunar mission

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 7 September 2019, 4:49 IST

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi commended the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for their remarkable work on the Chandrayaan 2.

Rahul Gandhi’s tweet came after Vikram lander lost communication with the ISRO’s mission control station.



"Congratulations to the team at #ISRO for their incredible work on the Chandrayaan-2 Moon Mission. Your passion and dedication is an inspiration to every Indian. Your work is not in vain. It has laid the foundation for many more path-breaking and ambitious Indian space missions," tweeted ISRO.

The contact with Vikram lander was lost moments before its touchdown on the South Pole region of the Moon.

The ISRO’s chairman K Sivan made public thatcommunication with the Vikram lander was lost at 2.1 km from the Moon’s surface.

"Vikram lander descend was normal and as planned till 2.1 km. Subsequently, communication with Vikram lander was lost. Data is being analyzed," Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K Sivan announced had said.

The Vikram lander began its descent to the Moon's surface on Saturday.


First published: 7 September 2019, 4:39 IST