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ISRO racing against time to salvage lander-rover

ISRO racing against time to salvage lander-rover

Bengaluru: ISRO is racing against time to spring 'Vikram' back to life and salvage the lander-rover part of the Chandrayaan-2 mission.

The lander Vikram, with rover 'Pragyan' tucked inside it, lost communication with the ground-stations during its final descent, just 2.1 km above the lunar surface, minutes before the planned soft-landing in the early hours of Saturday.

ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) said on Sunday Vikram had a "hard-landing".

The Bengaluru-headquartered space agency on Tuesday again confirmed that the lander had been located on the lunar surface by the on-board cameras of the Chandrayaan-2 orbiter which is circling the moon in its intended orbit.

"All possible efforts are being made to establish communication with (the) lander", ISRO further said in a tweet.

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