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WION Web Team
New DelhiUpdated: Sep 07, 2019, 07:57 AM IST
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PM Modi with scientists at ISRO monitoring Centre in Bengaluru. Photograph:(ANI)

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Chandrayaan 2 began  its journey to the moon on August 14 after revolving around the Earth’s orbit for nearly 23 days. The mission took off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on July 22. 

07 Sep 2019, 7:50 (IST)

PM Modi will be addressing the nation at 8am today on India's Chandrayaan-2 mission. 

"Vikram", the lander of Chandrayaan-2 lost communication with the ground station last night even as the prime minister lauded the achievement of scientists at ISRO. 

"Don't lose hope. Be courageous. There are ups and downs in life. What you all have done is not a small thing. You have done a great service to the country, science and mankind. I am with you. I wish you all the best," the Prime Minister told the scientists. 

ISRO chairman K Sivan announced that communication with Vikram lander was lost at 2.1 km from Lunar surface even though the descend was normal and planned.

"Communication with Vikram lander was lost. Data is being analyzed," the ISRO chief said.


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Communication lost with Vikram Lander at 2.1 km from Lunar surface, says ISRO


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Isro awaits signal from Vikram lander. There will be an announcement soon, says a spokesperson for the space agency on TV. "All information has to be analysed," he says.


07 Sep 2019, 1:53 (IST)

Watch: Vikram lander begins descent to Moon



07 Sep 2019, 1:40 (IST)

PM Modi at the ISRO monitoring Centre in Bengaluru



07 Sep 2019, 1:35 (IST)

PM Modi arrives at the ISRO mission centre

History will be made tonight and PK Narendra Modi has arrived at the ISRO mission centre in Bengaluru to witness it firsthand. PM Modi is being briefed by the scientists about the details of the mission.

07 Sep 2019, 1:30 (IST)

Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and one of the world's richest men has tweeted Good luck to India for its Chandrayaan-2 mission.



07 Sep 2019, 1:20 (IST)

ISRO begins Live webcast of Vikram soft landing



07 Sep 2019, 1:17 (IST)

Scientists at ISRO Monitoring Centre in Bengaluru



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'15 minutes of terror'

ISRO Chairman K Sivan has said that landing on the lunar surface involves a lot of technical complexities - an event he described as "15 terrifying minutes."

07 Sep 2019, 1:14 (IST)

The Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft will be the first-ever expedition to the south pole of the moon and the mission will make India the fourth country after the US, Russia, and China to conduct a soft landing on the lunar surface. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be present in Bengaluru to witness the historic moment live. About 60-70 school students will also join PM Modi. The landing of Vikram lander will be followed by the Pragyan Rover roll out, from inside it, between 5.30 am to 6.30 am. ISRO chairman Dr K Sivan is also scheduled to address a press conference between 8.00 am to 9.00 am on September 7.