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NASA helps ISRO to communicate with Vikram lander

NASA helps ISRO to communicate with Vikram lander

A day after losing the communication with Vikram lander, ISRO Chief K Shivan announced that the lander Vikram was located on the lunar surface.

Now, ISRO is trying to re-establish the communication with the lander by sending communication signals.

Initially, it was assumed that the lander was out of its ways. But, later the ISRO officials confirmed that the lander hard-landed on the lunar surface due to which it lost its communication with the ground station.

Yet, the scientists are trying to re-establish the communication with the lander. In this context, NASA is supporting ISRO by sending radio signals to Vikram.


It reportedly said that it would share the before and after images of the location where Vikram made a hard-landing. A spokesperson from NASA stated that if any images are found around the landing site, they would be shared with ISRO to support their analysis.

So far, ISRO did not release any images of lander’s landing site.

Astronomer Scott Tilley said that his space station will be monitoring continuously for the signals from the lander if the DSN continues to search for it. Yet, chances to hear signals from the lander are slim.

An ISRO official told that several attempts are being made to re-establish the communication with the lander Vikram. The attempts will continue till September 20-21.

Vikram’s mission life is one lunar day which is equal to 14 earth days.

ISRO is using Indian Deep Space Network (IDSN) at Byalalu near Bengaluru to reestablish the communication link with Vikram.

In addition to the orbiter of Chandrayaan-2, NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter is also revolving around Moon.

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