Or­biter has spot­ted Vikram lan­der, sig­nals elu­sive: Isro

Agency May Lower Height Of Or­biter Later

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Front Page - Chethan.Ku­mar

Ben­galuru: In­dian Space Re­search Or­gan­i­sa­tion (Isro) chair­man K Sivan on Sun­day con­firmed that “we have the im­age (of Vikram lan­der) and are analysing the data”. He said the cam­eras on board the or­biter have clicked the im­age of the lan­der. How­ever, the agency has not been able to get a sig­nal from the lan­der, which went in­com­mu­ni­cado min­utes before its sched­uled land­ing on Septem­ber 7.

Isro has been try­ing to find the ex­act rea­son for Vikram’s ‘hard-land­ing’, analysing the im­age of the four-legged probe


on the lunar surface since Satur­day. Late on Satur­day, a sci­en­tist had told TOI Isro was look­ing at the im­age.

“Once the im­age was taken yesterday (Satur­day), we had to as­cer­tain if the ob­ject we saw was Vikram. Then, based

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