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Chandrayaan 2 has gone Incommunicado

Published on September 07, 2019
Current context: The lander of the Chadrayaan-2 lunar spacecraft lost control just minutes before its planned soft-landing near the moon's the South Pole on 7th September 2019.
Chandrayaan 2 has gone Incommunicado 
  • The communication from the Vikram Lander to the ground was lost at a distance of just 2.1km from the moon.
  • The mission is scheduled for soft-landing on the moon around 1.50 a.m. on 7th September 2019.
  • Chandrayaan-2 arrived near the moon after 30 days in earth orbit from its launch on 15th July 2019 from Sriharikota.
  • The lander was named Vikram', after Vikram Sarabhai, father of the Indian space programme.

About Chandrayaan-2:

  • Launch date: July 15,2019
  • Launch vehicle: GSLV-Mk III
  • Launch station: Satish Dhawan Space Centre
  • Launch Location: Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh
  • Chandrayaan-2 is the second lunar mission of ISRO after Chandrayaan-1 launched on 22nd October 2008.
  • The mission consists of 3 modules- Orbiter, Lander (Vikram) and Rover (Pragyan).
  • Chandayaan-2 is an indigenously developed mission of ISRO and with its success, India will become the 4th country in the world to successfully land on the Moon after U.S., Russia and China.


Q.1 What was the name of the lander of ISRO’s Chandrayaan-2 lunar Spacecraft?
a. Pragyan
b. Vikram
c. Pranay
d. Vasistha
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