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Hope is alive not given up, will try to contact Vikram lander for 14 days said ISRO Chief

ISRO chairman K Sivan on Saturday said that the agency would try to establish the Link woth the lost Vikram Lander for the next 14 days.

ISRO’s plan to soft land Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram module on the Lunar surface did not go as per script in the early hours of Saturday, with the lander losing communication with ground stations during the final stage of descent.

The last Phases were not executed in a nice way; we lost communication.

“Powered descent included four stages, the first three phases were executed nicely but the last one was not executed in a nice way and we lost the link with the lander,” said Sivan in his first TV interview after the mission.

“Whatever happened today is not going to affect any of the Isro’s activity. We are extremely busy with Gaganyaan project, which is due by the end of 2020,” Sivan told Doordarshan.

“Prime Minister is source of support and motivation for all of us,” said Sivan before quoting from PM Modi’s speech this morning to suggest that science was not just for results but also for experiments.

The PM Narendra Modi appeared emotional. and Encourage them, “We are proud of our space program. Today our resolve to touch the moon has grown even stronger. We came very close but we need to cover more ground in the time to come. We are full of confidence that when it comes to our space mission programme the best one is yet to come. There are several places to discover and go,” said the Prime Minister.

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