U S Appreciates India’s 11nd Moon Mission as A Huge Step Forward to Explore the Outer Space

Alice G Wells, Acting Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asia, has complimented ISRO for its incredible efforts to place ‘Vikram’ lander of Chandrayaan 2 on the Moon’s South Pole saying the mission is a huge step forward for India, reports ANI. The US diplomat also said that India will “no doubt” achieve its space aspirations, reports ANI. After revolving around the Earth’s orbit for nearly 23 days, the spacecraft began its journey to the moon on August 14. The communication with Vikram lander was lost in the wee hours of Saturday, moments before its planned landing on the South Pole region of the moon. ISRO chairman K Sivan announced that communication with the lander was lost at 2.1 km from the lunar surface. The Vikram lander successfully separated from Chandrayaan 2 orbiter on September 2. The Chandrayaan 2 orbiter continues to orbit the moon. After revolving around the Earth’s orbit for nearly 23 days, the spacecraft began its journey to the moon on August 14. The mission took off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on July 22. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other Ministers and people from various   walks of life have hailed ISRO’s scientists saying that they live for the country and irrespective of setbacks, the country’s resolve to reach the moon has strengthened more. Meanwhile, Dr K Sivan, Isro Chair, says the space organization, is analyzing the data received from the second moon mission. “Our other ambitious programs are progressing as scheduled”, he added 

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