Vikram Lander located on Moon's surface, trying to establish contact: ISRO chief K Sivan

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WION Web Team New Delhi, India Sep 08, 2019, 01.55 PM (IST) Edited By: Sparshita Saxena

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief, K Sivan, on Sunday announced that Chandrayaan-2's Vikram Lander has been located on Moon's surface and that the team is trying to establish a contact with it. 

The ISRO chief added that the Orbiter has clicked a thermal image of Lander. 

"We've found the location of #VikramLander on lunar surface and the orbiter has clicked a thermal image of Lander. But there is no communication yet. We are trying to have contact. It will be communicated soon. #Chandrayaan2," Sivan told media today. 


The communication with Vikram lander was lost in the wee hours of Saturday, moments before its planned landing on the south pole region of the Moon. 

ISRO chairman K Sivan had announced that communication with the lander was lost at 2.1 km from the lunar surface.