Former CM says Modi 'jinxed' Indian moon landing

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ISRO is making an attempt to determine the hyperlink with Vikram with its Indian Deep Area Community close to Bengaluru.

In an internal meeting, ISRO Chairman K. Sivan is said to have advised teams working on the lander to move on to their next projects.

Isro scientists have been trying to re-establish contact with the lander.

Namira Salim, the first Pak woman to go to Space, said that the attempt to make a soft landing on the Moon's far side was in itself a "giant leap for South Asia as well as for the entire global space industry".

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Boosting the morale of scientists of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) after the space agency lost communication with Chandrayaan-2's lander, Vikram, Modi said that India stands in solidarity with them and the country believes that best is yet to come. ISRO chief K Sivan mentioned that Chandrayaan 2's orbiter module has clicked a thermal image of the lander. "And then we (also) have a very high-resolution camera with a large spectral range". However, today images from the lunar orbiter, which is now following a trajectory around the moon, showed that the lander has in-fact landed close to the initially planned location and has not disintegrated or broken during the landing.

Vikram was supposed to land on the Moon's surface in the early hours of Saturday (7 September). Thereafter, the solar panels will not be able to energise and it will be too cold for lander Vikram to operate. But all space agencies are fast running out of time as the 14 Earth-day-long lunar night would set in by 21 September - bringing to a permanent standstill all efforts to photograph and establish communication with the lander, which runs on solar power.

According to NDTV, he said that this was the reason behind scientists losing contact with Chandrayaan 2's Vikram Lander.

Chandrayaan will continue circling the moon in a tighter orbit until reaching a distance of about 100 kilometers (62 miles) from the moon's surface. He came here to try and claim that the moon mission began because of him.