New Delhi Television (NDTV) reported that the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) announced on July 7 that it had lost contact with the Lunar Ship 2 lander. The organization tweeted: The Lunar Ship 2 mission is a highly complex mission, which is a heavy task compared with the previous ISRO mission to explore the Antarctic Moon. Great technological leap.
NASA Twitter Screenshots
Since then, NASA has forwarded the tweet, saying in a comforting tone, Space is very difficult. We appreciate ISROs attempt to land Lunar Antarctica with Lunar Ship 2. Your journey inspires us and looks forward to the opportunity to explore our solar system together in the future.
Shortly thereafter, the State Department joined.
SCA Twitter Screenshot
The South and Central Asian Affairs Bureau (SCA) of the State Department forwarded NASAs Twitter and wrote, We congratulate ISRO on its incredible efforts on Moonship 2. This task is a major step forward for India and will continue to provide valuable data to promote scientific progress. We have no doubt that India will realize its space ambition.
At about 2:15 a.m. local time on the 7th (4:45 a.m. Beijing time on the 7th), the Indian Space Research Organization announced that the Indian Lunar Ship 2 lander lost its signal when it was 2.1 kilometers from the lunar surface. The planned lander will make a soft landing near the moons Antarctic in the early morning of the 7th. Lunar Ship 2, Indias second lunar probe, was launched on July 22. It weighs 3850 kilograms. It consists of three modules: an orbiter, a lander and a lunar rover. It carries more than 10 research devices.
Lunar Ship 2 Launched/Pictured from New Delhi Television Station
KSivan, head of ISRO, said Sunday that scientists in the space sector had not given up hope of re-establishing contact with the lander, adding that efforts would continue in the next 14 days.
Indian Prime Minister Modi delivered a speech at ISRO on the same day. He told the team of scientists, There are ups and downs in life, which is a great achievement. The country is proud of you. What happens today will make us stronger and better.
Source: Wang Fengzhi_NT2541, responsible editor of World Wide Web