The PM gave his speech to address the loss in communication with Vikram Lander during its descent
Chandrayaan-2 Landing LIVE Updates: Narendra Modi to address nation at 8 am after ISRO loses contact with Moon lander 'Vikram'
Chandrayaan-2 Landing LIVE Updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation at 8 am on Saturday, in the backdrop of Chandrayaan-2's lander 'Vikram' losing contact with ground stations.
Communication of the Vikram lander with ISRO went silent towards the latter half of its descent.
There's plenty of action planned for the days between Chandrayaan 2 launch & the planned landing on 7 September.
Chandrayaan 2 shows India's potential, but we need to make it the 'Kennedy moment' for our engineering education
The quality of education in various institutes remains questionable, due to unprofessional, profit only approach of management.
A decentralized model of technology transfer will benefit society & erase questions about ISRO's space mission expenses.
The anomaly might be metal left from an asteroid crash or leftover lunar magma from when the ocean crystalized.
Chandrayaan 2 Landing highlights: PM Narendra Modi says India stands in solidarity with ISRO scientists
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed ISRO scientists at the ISRO Control Centre
ISRO operates one of the most reliable and cost-effective launch platforms in the world.
It will carry three payloads that will be operational on the lunar surface for 14 days or one Lunar day.
The rover will be tucked into the lander and will only come out when it's safe after the soft landing.
The orbiter, by providing background support & high-res images, will ensure the Vikram lander safely soft-lands.
It has taken ISRO ~25 years, 11 launch tests & 200+ tests of its components to operationalize its GSLV-MkIII rocket
Describing the soft-landing, he said it will be like flying saucers hovering on the top and then slowly descending.
The landing module is now well on its way toward its 7 September landing on the moon's surface.
The landing module will make a similar manoeuvre tomorrow before it highly-anticipated soft-landing on 7 September.
The landing module will carry out this first of two manueovres before its highly-anticipated soft-landing on 7 September.
He won a space quiz conducted by ISRO and the education department for school children all over the country.
Chandrayaan 2's first image of the moon features iconic lunar landmarks, captured 2,650 km from the surface
Two of the most visible features in the photograph are the Mare Orientale basin and the Apollo craters.
The change is one of many minor deviations from 'planned orbits' along the way, none of which were consequential.