Chandrayaan-2 and Lander Vikram: It was not a soft landing

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Lander Vikram

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.

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