Chandrayaan mission

Chandrayaan-2 mission: So near yet so far

Print edition : October 11, 2019

Scientists working on Vikram at the ISRO Satellite Integration and Test Establishment in Bengaluru on June 12. Photo: K. MURALI KUMAR

At the ISRO Telemetry Tracking and Command Network in Bengaluru on September 7 during the final stages of the lander’s descent. Photo: PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi consoling, and congratulating, ISRO Chairman K. Sivan after connection with the Vikram lander was lost. Photo: PTI

Several factors going wrong at the very last minutes of the Chandrayaan-2 mission led to the lander Vikram crash-landing on the moon as the nation watched with bated breath.
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