On Saturday Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has said that it has not been successful in contacting Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram. And in such a situation, the possibilities of contact with the Lander are being considered to be over.
ISRO Chief K Sivan said the part of the moon, where the lander Vikram is located, the night has started from early Saturday.
He added that after nightfall on the moon, lander Vikram would not have sunlight to generate power. In addition to that, there will also be a lot of cold during the night and Vikram was not designed to work in such conditions.
Vikram lander was going to make a soft landing in the southern polar region of the moon on the intervening night of 6 and 7 September, but Vikram had lost contact with ISRO at a distance of 2.1 km from the lunar surface.
However, the ISRO Chief said the Chandrayaan-2 mission has achieved 98 percent of its objectives.
Sivan said: “Chandrayaan-2’s orbiter is working very well. The orbiter has eight instruments in the orbiter and each device is doing exactly what it meant to do.”