Last hope to revive ‘Vikram’ ends tomorrow
New Delhi: The last hope to revive motionless Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram lander will end on Friday as the period of 14 Earth days or sunny days in the south pole region of Moon where the lander made a ‘hard-landing’ in the wee hours of September 7 will get over.
From Saturday, 14 Earth nights will start in the south pole, which will witness freezing temperatures of over -240 degrees Celsius. In such extreme temperature, electronic components of the lander will get damaged and chance to energise the lander with solar energy will be lost.
With Vikram becoming the talking point, Isro, in its latest tweet, thanked people for their support. “Thank you for standing by us. We will continue to keep going forward — propelled by hopes and dreams of Indians across the world!” it tweeted. A source in Isro said, “An expert panel will analyse what went wrong during the final descent of Vikram after the completion of 14 days. The orbiter is in an excellent state.”