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Chandrayaan 2 has gone Incommunicado

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.

Question: 

Q.1 What was the name of the lander of ISRO’s Chandrayaan-2 lunar Spacecraft?
a. Pragyan
b. Vikram
c. Pranay
d. Vasistha
Chandrayaan 2 has gone Incommunicado Chandrayaan 2 has gone Incommunicado Reviewed by Neha Verma on September 07, 2019 Rating: 5

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