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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. 

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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.