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September 09, 2019 05:48
Chandrayaan-2 Is a Huge Step for India: U.S. Diplomat

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Alice G. Wells, Acting Assistant Minister of South and Central Asia in the United States, on Saturday said Chandrayaan-2, the space mission, is a huge step forward for India. She also congratulated Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) for its tremendous efforts to place ‘Vikram’ lander of Chandrayaan-2 on the Moon’s south pole.

Stating India will “no doubt” achieve its space aspirations, the U.S. diplomat in a tweet posted on the page of U.S. Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs said: “We congratulate ISRO on their incredible efforts on Chandrayaan2. The mission is a huge step forward for India and will continue to produce valuable data to fuel scientific advancements. We have no doubt that India will achieve its space aspirations.”  

Chairman of ISRO K Sivan On Saturday said the lunar lander Vikram has been located on the moon’s surface and the ground station is working to establish contact.  

Read: ‘India with You’: PM Modi After Contact Lost with Chandrayaan-2 Lander

The space agency is putting all the efforts to restore a link with Chandrayaan-2’s lander, which was designed to carry out a soft landing on the surface of lunar and to function for one lunar day, but according to experts, the time is running out and the possibility of re-establishing communication looks less and less probable.

By Sowmya Sangam

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