Bengaluru: As feared, it was not a soft landing as per plan but a hard landing for Lander Vikram after it had lost contact with the Control facility at the ISRO headquarters here on 7 September 2019.
According to available information, Lander has been detected by OHRC (On board High Resolution Camera) with 0.3 m resolution. Lander appears to have fallen reverse way and in 3-4 or more pieces. Identification exercise is going on as the camera is a black and white one.
ISRO chairman K Sivan had earlier told media that he is not ruling out the possibility of re-establishing contact with Lander.